Miami a Nova York

Volta ao mundo em 180 dias

tarifas a partir de U$38.499 por hóspede

Viagem de 180 dias

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Aproveite as incontáveis amenities gratuitas incluídas no Pacote Exclusive Prestige*, Tarifas do Cruzeiro 2 por 1, Tarifa Aérea* de Ida e Volta em Primeira Classe e mais: escolha uma das nossas amenities OLife Choice abrangentes por tempo limitado:

Free – 70 Excursões em Terra
Free – Pacote de Bebidas
Free – Créditos a Bordo de U$7.000
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Pacote Exclusive Prestige*:
Free - Gorjetas Pré-pagas num valor de até U$8.200
Free - Atendimento Médico a Bordo
Free - Internet
Free – Serviços de Lavanderia
Free – Eventos em Terra Exclusivos
Free – Pacote de Vistos
Free – Entrega de Bagagem
Free – Estadia em Hotel de Luxo Pré-cruzeiro de 1 Noite
Free – Transfers de Ida e Volta

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Hotels and Land Tours

OVERLAND - MAGICAL ULURU: AYERS ROCK

$4,299.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

Enjoy the ultimate outback adventure – a 3-night overland program to view sacred Uluru or Ayers Rock, walk about the ancient landscape and learn about the indigenous culture.

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

DAY 1 - February 27, 2021

After disembarking the ship, meet with your tour leader for a short city tour of Brisbane’s highlights en route to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Don’t forget to eat a hearty breakfast before you depart as your opportunity for lunch will be later in the day.

See what all Brisbane has to offer while traveling along the curving banks of the Brisbane River, including the Parliament House, the Treasury Building, City Hall and the Old Customs House. Finally, arrive at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, the world’s largest koala sanctuary, home to over 130 free roaming koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, sheep dogs and other unique animals, such as the emu, Tasmanian devil, wombat, dingo and Kookaburra. Following a brief tour, you will have some free time to explore on your own.

Concluding your visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, transfer to your accommodation – Sanctuary by Sirromet. These premium tented pavilions on the grounds of Sirromet Winery are nestled around the Laguna paperbark trees and giant scribbly gums. Sanctuary by Sirromet lets you escape the everyday and connect with nature. The tranquil bushland setting, houses the tented pavilions that offer elegant comfort and style, so you will feel a million miles away. Upon arrival, you will check into your luxury tent before enjoying a winery tour and premium tasting. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at Sirromet’s restaurant.

DAY 2 – February 28, 2021

Transfer in the early morning to Brisbane Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock.

Upon arrival, the group will be picked up by coach and depart on a tour of Kata Tjuta. These rock formations are located to the west of Ayers Rock. The gigantic domes of Kata Tjuta / Mt. Olga, the traditional name meaning many heads, are indeed just that and in fact include thirty-six domes. You will also be able to walk along the path of the natural creek bed between the red walls of Walpa Gorge.

Afterwards, travel to the western section of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where your guide will provide information about the unique and interesting history of the area. A photo stop provides a complete vista of the area. Next, you will transfer to Sails In The Desert Hotel for lunch and to check in.

After settling in, you might want to relax at the expansive gumtree lined swimming pool or enjoy a drink at one of the modern dining, bar and lounge options. Sails in the Desert's stunning Mulgara Gallery takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Or find each of your senses lulled into complete relaxation as you give in to one of the Red Ochre Spa's treatments.

In the late afternoon, you will head out to see the famous Uluru sunset. The drive into the dual World Heritage-listed national park leads to the twilight viewing area, where you can take in the sunset over Uluru. This is the perfect location to capture the changing lights reflected over the famed rock’s many faces, as the sun slips below the vast desert horizon.

In the evening, you will experience the Field of Light, Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed art phenomenon. As you wander through the installation, it will appear to bloom and sway as darkness descends over Australia’s spiritual heartland. The solar-powered exhibition lights up the outback in a spectacular fashion.

The evening seamlessly segues into a dinner at your hotel.

DAY 3 – March 1, 2021

Following breakfast, you will enjoy a tour around the base of the rock, see ancient rock-paintings, water holes and hear stories of Aboriginal legends. Travel to the Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Coop to learn more of this ancient culture. You will arrive back at the resort around 12:30pm where lunch will be on your own and the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure.

There are free daily activities at the resort which include indigenous art markets, guided garden walks, self-guided garden walks, bush yarns, a cultural dance workshop, spear & boomerang throwing, wakagetti cultural dancers, and interactive didgeridoo playing.

Note: The free activities are subject to change without notice. Please enquire with your hotel reception to confirm operating times. Please be aware that their Indigenous performers are traditional people with strong cultural obligations. Wet weather may also impact the location or time of the scheduled activity.

An evening of fun awaits you at the Sound of Silence Dinner. Guests dine under the canopy of the desert night while their very own storyteller shares tales as told in the stars.

The experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, guests will listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join their tables for an unforgettable dining experience and further insights into to Aboriginal culture with a traditional dance performance under the outback sky. The attentive staff will keep your glass full with a quality selection of Australian wine and beer while first course is served. As the night sky twinkles to life, treat yourself to a bush tucker inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong.

Following this enchanting evening, you will return to Sails in the Desert.

DAY 4 – March 2, 2021

In the early morning, you will head to Uluru to watch the morning sun light up the ancient monolith.

Then it’s back to the hotel for breakfast before some time to pack and check out of the hotel by 10:00am. You will then have some free time to enjoy some last-minute activities before transferring to the airport for you flight to Cairns.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

DAY 1

10:00am Disembark the ship and meet your tour leader

Brisbane City Highlight and VIP Koala Sanctuary tour with BBQ lunch

3:00pm Check-in to hotel

Time at leisure to freshen up

4:30pm Winery tour and premium tasting

7:00pm Dinner included at the hotel

Overnight at the Sanctuary at Sirromet

DAY 2 – timings are subject to change depending on flight details once confirmed

4:15am Early morning transfer to Brisbane Domestic Airport (boxed breakfast provided)

6:00am Flight from Brisbane to Ayers Rock (flight details TBA and subject to change)

8:45am Arrive at the Ayers Rock Airport

Tour of Kata Tjuta National Park and Walpa Gorge

12:30pm Arrive at Sails in the Desert

Group lunch included

3:00pm Check in to Sails in the Desert

6:00pm Depart for the Uluru sunset experience

7:30pm A visit to the Field of Light

8:00pm Dinner at Ikari Restaurant at Sails in the Desert

Overnight at Sails in the Desert

DAY 3

From 6:00am Breakfast at the hotel

8:30am Depart for Uluru Base Tour

11:30am Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Coop

12:30pm Return to Ayers Rock Resort (Lunch at your leisure and own expense)

1:00pm Independent afternoon to enjoy the resort’s free activities

6:00pm Depart for Sound of Silence dinner under the stars

Overnight at Sails in the Desert

DAY 4– timings are subject to change depending on flight details once confirmed

5:00am Depart for Uluru Sunrise

7:00am Return to Sails in the Desert for breakfast at guest’s leisure

10:00am Check out and store bags with reception

12:00pm Transfer to the Uluru Airport

12:30pm Arrive at the airport and check in for your flight

2:30pm Flight to Cairns (flight details TBA and subject to change)

5:35pm Arrive in Cairns. You are met and transferred to the pier

6:15pm Approximate arrival at the port

Expected Weather:

Daytime: 100°F or 35°C

Nighttime: 66°F or 18°C

Nights and mornings during winter are cold and guests should pack appropriate warm clothing. Daytime temperatures may exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).

What to Bring:

Bring solid, closed-toe walking shoes, comfortable casual clothes, bathing suit and layers of warmer clothes for the evening. A hat and sunscreen are essential. Additionally, flies can be present, so it is recommended to travel with fly nets.

Local Currency:

Australian Dollars. The U.S. dollar is not accepted. However, all major credit cards can be used.

Electricity:

Australia operates with 220 volts, guests should bring a travel adaptor for electronic devices.

Luggage information:

Guests are allowed to bring a maximum of 1 complimentary checked suitcase weighing no more than 23 kilos (50 lbs.) for the domestic flights. One small carry-on per person that can fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you is also permitted.

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at RSSC at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Regent Seven Seas Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Documents and Visa Requirements: Guests will need a visa to visit Australia and should check with their travel agent or embassy for the requirements.

Hotel address:

Sanctuary by Sirromet – Brisbane

850 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton QLD 4165, Australia

Phone: +61 7 3206 2999

Sails in the Desert

163 Yulara Dr, Yulara NT 0872, Australia

Phone: +61 2 8296 8010

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

Program Includes:

•1-night accommodation at Sanctuary by Sirromet – standard tented pavilion including wine tasting

•2 nights’ accommodation at Sails in the Desert (Superior King/Queen room)

•3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners with a standard beverage included

•All transfers

•Touring as mentioned above in the itinerary

•Economy-class flights from Brisbane to Ayers Rock and Ayers Rock to Cairns (flights listed are subject to change)

Program Excludes:

•Any meals not indicated above

•Spa treatments and additional private touring

•Hotel incidentals including telephone calls, laundry, mini bar and room service

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

OVERLAND - INSIDE ANGKOR WAT

$1,999.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th Century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag and is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Please also note:

-There is extensive walking at the temple sites, with steps at Bayon and Angkor Wat

-Guests will need to bring one 4cm x 6cm photo on photo paper with them for Cambodian Visa

-Flight schedules are subject to change and thus the tour sequence may vary

-A Cambodian Visa is included in the tour and will be applied upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

DAY 1 – March 30, 2021

Depart the ship in Saigon and transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in and leisure time.

Later in the day, you will have dinner at a local restaurant accompanied by a traditional performance. After dinner, transfer back to your hotel.

Note: You will require one 4cm x 6cm photo on photo paper for your Cambodian entry visa.

DAY 2 – March 31, 2021

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Angkor Thom Complex. Here, you will visit the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom and the famous Bayon Complex, whose giant stone faces have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. The curious smiling faces are said to be the representation of King Jayavarman VII, the creator of Bayon Temple. Next, you will move on to the Elephants Terrace & Leper King.

Another highlight is a visit to Ta Prohm Temple, famous for its forest atmosphere with enormous fig trees. This temple looks just as it did when the first European explorers arrived. You may recognize it as it’s also the location of many scenes filmed for Angelina Jolie’s huge blockbuster movie, Tomb Raider.

Following lunch at a local restaurant, you will drive to Bantey Srei, the beautiful ‘Women’s Citadel’ located 32km from Siem Reap town. This is the last major Khmer temple to be re-discovered in Cambodia.

The day will end with a visit to the famous Angkor Wat, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Situated deep in the Cambodian jungle near Siem Reap, Angkor Wat Temple is world’s oldest and largest religious monument and among the significant UNESCO Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia

Back at your hotel, the remainder of the evening is at your leisure with dinner on your own

NOTE: Dinner with show may be changed from Day 1 to Day 2 (your final cruise documents will have the most up to date itinerary)

DAY 3 – April 1, 2021

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out. You will transfer to the airport for your flight to Sihanoukville. Upon arrival in Sihanoukville you will be met by our local ground operator and transferred to the port where you will re-join the ship.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

DAY 1 – program timing is subject to change based on actual flight details once received

2:00pm Disembark the ship in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap

TBA Flight to Siem Reap (flight details TBA and subject to change – direct flights are not guaranteed)

4:55pm Arrival in Siem Reap. Proceed through Customs and transfer to your hotel

5:30pm Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel to check-in

TBA Transfer to a local restaurant for dinner with show

TBA Return to your hotel

Overnight at the Le Meridien or similar hotel

Note: You will require one 4cm x6cm photo on photo paper for your entry visa.

DAY 2

7:00am Breakfast at the hotel

8:00am Transfer to Angkor Thom Complex

Visit Southern Gate, Bayon Complex, Elephants Terrace and Leper King

9:30am Visit Ta Prohm Temple

12:00pm Lunch at a local restaurant

1:00pm Drive to Banteay Srey the “Women’s Citadel”

2:00pm Visit Banteay Srey

3:30pm Visit Angkor Wat

5:30pm Return to the hotel

Evening at leisure and dinner on own

Overnight at the Le Meridien Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 3 – program timing is subject to change based on actual flight details once received

From 6:30am Breakfast at your hotel followed by free time

12:00pm Check-out

1:30pm Transfer to the Siem Reap airport for your flight to Sihanoukville

2:25pm Flight to Sihanoukville (flight details TBA and subject to change– direct flights are not guaranteed)

4:25pm Arrival in Sihanoukville where you will go through Customs, are met and transferred to the pier

4:50pm Approximate arrival at the port to re-board the ship

Expected Weather:

30 – 35 C (80-90 F) – Expect it to be hot and humid with very little shade

What to Bring:

On this tour the key words are comfortable and casual. Remember we are visiting a foreign country and local dress codes should be observed. Please avoid uncovered shoulders, shorts or revealing clothing. Trousers or pants covering the knees are required to be worn when visiting Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple.

Bring a hat or a head covering for sun protection and don’t forget your suntan lotion, sunglasses and bug spray (you should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours). It’s also a good idea to bring along a small packet of tissues or wet wipes. It is also suggested that guests wear flat comfortable walking shoes (not sandals or open toed shoes / flip flops). Guest are requested to take-off their foot wear and hats when visiting religious sites.

Currency:

US dollars are popular and accepted everywhere.

Electricity:

220 Volts. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices.

Luggage:

Light luggage would be most suited for this 2-night trip. Please note that the airlines allow a maximum of 1 checked suitcase (20 kg or 44lbs) and one small carry on. Any additional pieces will be paid to the airline at the guests’ expense.

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Documents:

Passports are required.

Please ensure that you have one photo (4cm x 6cm on photo paper) for the Cambodian Visa, which is included in the cost of this program. Make sure to have it ready to show when you reach the airport in Siem Reap (do not pack it in a checked suitcase)

Hotel addresses:

Le Meridien Angkor

Vithei Charles De Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap, Cambodia

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.

Program Includes:

•2 nights’ accommodation at Le Meridien Hotel in Siem Reap or similar hotel – standard room

•Two breakfasts

•One lunch - one local beer or one mineral water or one soft drink included

•One dinner - one local beer, or one house wine or one mineral water or one soft drink included

•Transfers and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary using air-conditioned buses

•Cool water will be provided on the buses

•Cambodian Visa on arrival

•Economy class air ticket from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Siem Reap and from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

•English Speaking Guide

Program Excludes:

•Any meals or drinks not specified above

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including hotel mini bar

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

•Vietnam Visa

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

OVERLAND - HUE, DANANG AND HOI AN

$799.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off–the-beaten-path gems. On an Overland Program, you will disembark the ship for one night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

On this overland program, you will explore four of Vietnam’s most acclaimed cities, taking in cultural and historical attractions such as temples, villages, a palace and a museum that present an authentic view of Vietnam.

Day 1 — March 27, 2021

After departing from the ship, you will transfer to Hue, the imperial city of the Nguyen emperors from the 16th century until 1945, when the last emperor abdicated. Upon arriving, you will enjoy an inside visit of the Royal Citadel, whose thick walls stretch more than six miles around the citadel, along with a wide protective moat. You will also view the citadel’s Noon Gate, where the kings announced the names of new Doctors of Philosophy and the new calendar.

From here, you will proceed to the Palace of Supreme, whose regal red and gold columns and lavish furnishings have been restored to their original grandeur, and on to the enclosure where the emperors’ official functions were carried out. The enclosure is essentially a citadel within a citadel. The Forbidden Purple City was reserved for the private life of the emperors.

Lunch at a nearby restaurant follows, after which you will embark a dragon boat for a relaxing cruise on the Perfume River. Along the way, a stop will be made at the Heavenly Lady Pagoda. The symbol of Hue and one of the holiest pagodas in Vietnam, it was constructed in 1601 by Lord Nguyen Hoang. Although the pagoda famously served as a hotbed of anti-government protests in the 1960s, it is once again a serene place where novices tend the bonsai garden and monks deliver incantations in the main temple.

You will next visit the tomb of Tu Duc, the emperor of Vietnam from 1848-1883. The emperor designed the tomb for use before and after his death. It consists of 50 buildings spread throughout a lush pine forest.

Your tour concludes with a visit Phu Cam, more commonly known as the Conical Hat Village. The villagers make their signature conical hats from rattan, palm leaves and bamboo, often decorating them with pictures of local scenes and landmarks. In addition to offering protection from the sun and rain, the hats are somewhat of a fashion statement among the women of Hue and serve as an endless source of inspiration for poets and writers.

Following this visit, you will check into the Hue Riverside Boutique Resort & Spa for dinner and to spend the evening.

Day 2 — March 28, 2021

Following breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will drive to Danang, a city full of historical architecture, temples and colonial-style buildings. While browsing the Cham Museum, you will view an extensive collection of sculptures and other items created by the Cham people.

For a look into contemporary life, you will pause at Marble Beach to watch the fishermen attending to their round bamboo boats before continuing on to Hell Cave at Marble Mountain. The cave is said to represent a Buddhist hell, while the top of the mountain is considered heaven. You will see how the marble is crafted into artistic pieces at a nearby marble workshop.

Next comes Hoi An, a port town deemed a World Heritage site because of its well-preserved architecture from the 15th to 19th centuries. While walking downtown, you will pause at a ceramics museum, a traditional merchant house and a temple built in honor of Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea. You will also enjoy some free time to explore further on your own.

Afterwards, you will check into the Grand Mercure Danang, the hotel where you will spend the evening. Dinner will be on your own.

Day 3 — March 29, 2021

Following breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (by VN 117 10:00 – 11:20). Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, your will meet your tour guide and transfer to the city center. Here, you will see the colonial-style central post office and the Notre Dame Church, evidence of the strength of Catholicism when the French occupied Vietnam from the end of 18th century.

Your next stop will be the former Presidential Palace, now known as Reunification Hall. It became famous when a North Vietnamese tank crashed through its front gates on April 30, 1975, signaling the end of the Vietnam War. While here, you will tour the reception and dining rooms of the president’s quarters and the basement full of archaic American-made telecommunications equipment and strategic military maps lining the walls.

You will then drive to the lacquerware factory to watch artisans create lacquer paintings and wood carvings. Another glimpse into local life awaits you by visiting Binh Tay market and an 18th-century Chinese-built temple with huge statues of sea goddesses.

You will then return to the ship.

Land Program Step by Step

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations, which are beyond our control. Program details, including times and flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with up-to-date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review the final itinerary carefully for amendments.

Day 1

8:00am Accompany the guide to Hue

9:30am Visit the royal citadel

11:30am Drive to the Thien Mu pagoda

12:00pm Visit the Thien Mu pagoda

12:30pm Cruise the Perfume River on a dragon boat

1:15pm Transfer to a restaurant for lunch

1:30pm Enjoy lunch at the restaurant

3:00pm Drive to the tomb of Tu Duc

3:30pm Visit inside the tomb

4:30pm Visit the Conical Hat Village

5:00pm Drive to the hotel for check in

7:00pm Dinner at your hotel

Overnight at the Hue Riverside Hotel or similar hotel

Day 2

7:00am Breakfast and check out at the hotel

8:00am Drive to Danang

10:30am Visit the Cham Museum

11:00am Drive to the Marble Village

11:15am Visit the Hell Cave and a marble workshop

12:15pm Drive to Hoi An

12:45pm Dine at a local restaurant

1:45pm Drive into Hoi An’s oldest district

2:00pm Explore the old town

3:30pm Shop on your own

6:30pm Check in at the Grand Mercure Danag hotel or similar.

Dinner on your own

Day 3

7:00am Breakfast and check out at the hotel

8:00am Drive to the airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City (flight details TBA and subject to change - direct flights not guaranteed)

12:00pm Transfer to the center of Ho Chi Minh City

12:30pm Pause for photos at Notre Dame Church and the Old Central Post Office

1:00pm Drive to a restaurant for lunch

1:15pm Enjoy lunch

2:15pm Drive to the Reunification Palace

2:30pm Browse the palace interior

3:15pm Drive to a lacquerware factory

3:30pm Tour the factory

4:00pm Drive to Chinatown

4:30pm Visit Thien Hau temple

4:50pm Drive to Binh Tay market

5:00pm Visit inside the market

5:35pm Drive to the pier

6:00pm Rejoin the ship

Expected Weather

The weather in Ho Chi Minh City in March is typically warm with lots of sunshine and very little rain. The average March high is 35C and the average low is 30C.

What to Bring

Casual comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, good walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

Local Currency

USD or local Vietnamese Dong are accepted.

Electricity

220 volts. We recommend bringing an international travel converter for electric devices.

Hotel addresses

Hue Riverside Boutique Hotel

588 Bùi Th? Xuân, Th?y Bi?u, Thành ph? Hu?, Th?a Thiên Hu?, Vietnam

Phone: +84 234 3978 484

Grand Mercure Danang

Zone of the Villas of Green Island, Lot A1, Ðà N?ng 084511, Vietnam

Phone: +84 236 3797 777

Program Includes for guests

•1 Night accommodation in Hue Riverside Boutique Hotel & Spa or similar (Standard Double)

•1 Night accommodation in Grand Mercure Danang or similar (Superior King)

• Domestic economy flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City

• Two breakfasts, three lunches, one dinner with one local beer, mineral water or soft drink

• Transfers and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary using air-conditioned buses and guides

• Private boat on the Perfume River

• Bottled water on the buses

• English-speaking guides

• Entrance fee as per the itinerary

Program Excludes for guests:

• Gratuities for drivers and guides

• Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

• Any meals or beverages not listed above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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OVERLAND - ANGKOR WAT AND BEYOND

$2,899.00/person

Explore several temple complexes, including legendary Angkor Wat, in a small group not to exceed 20, allowing you to experience Cambodia’s cultural and architectural treasures in absolute luxury and without rushing.

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

DAY 1

Disembark the ship in Bangkok and transfer to the Bangkok Airport for your flight to Siem Reap.

A representative from our local ground agency will accompany you on the flight.

Upon arriving in Siem Reap, you will be met and assisted with obtaining your Cambodian entry visa. Our program operations team will keep your passport to process the visa on arrival and for exit procedures on the departure day. Your passport will be safely returned to you on Day 4.

Once the visa has been issued, you will transfer to and explore the archaeological treasures of Angkor Wat, seat of the once mighty Angkor empire. From here, kings ruled over a vast territory that extended from the tip of what is now southern Vietnam, northward to Yunnan in China and westward to the Bay of Bengal.

Your expert guide will show you the best spots for taking photos of the massive temple complex as you walk amid the cobbled pathways. Gaze up at intricately carved towers, climb narrow steps leading to wide courtyards, and contemplate the temple’s spiritual power while the perfume of burning incense wafts through the air. It will be especially easy to lose yourself in contemplation as the sun sets, casting long shadows on the bas relief carvings, the chatter of monkeys reverberating off the temple walls.

After your visit drive to the Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor for check-in. The hotel beautifully captures the region’s rich history while offering every modern luxury. Elegant teak and basalt accents complement the hotel’s traditional Khmer architecture

One of the first luxury hotels in Siem Reap, Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor occupies an enviable position on the river, moments away from the temple complexes and other alluring wonders. Each suite offers a peaceful haven amid wonderful amenities that include an indulgent spa, extraordinary restaurants and a silky saltwater pool. It is the ideal home away from home, especially after a day’s adventure.

Meals are on your own

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 2

After breakfast, you will visit the city of Angkor Thom including its 12th-century Bayon Temple, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Elephant Terrace, a sandstone wall featuring carvings of hunting scenes and three-headed elephants.

Continuing, you will see the temple of Ta Prohm, which is famous for its forest atmosphere and enormous fig trees. This temple has intentionally not been restored, and it looks just as it did when the first European explorer arrived. It may look familiar, as Ta Prohm has been a location in numerous movies, including the blockbuster action film “Tomb Raider.”

Following your unforgettable exploration of the temples, the group will have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel to enjoy a leisurely afternoon before the evening’s entertainment.

A picturesque drive will take you to the show, known as Phare or “Brightness of Art.” The performance beautifully blends theatre, dance, contortion and acrobatics, set to a musical score that transcends traditional and contemporary Cambodian music. Phare is an extravaganza that will surely delight you and leave a lasting memory.

After the show, you will enjoy a gastronomic gala dinner at Theam’s House, a unique atelier and artist studio in Siem Reap, located in a traditional Khmer house with a lush tropical garden. The colorful lacquerware and crafts on display throughout the venue are for sale.

Following dinner, you will return to the Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor for the evening.

DAY 3

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Banteay Srei, a 10th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. It is believed that the intricate carvings on this temple were made by a woman, as man’s hand could not have carved something so delicate.

Return to your hotel for lunch on your own.

Later in the afternoon visit Artisans d’Angkor, a school for underprivileged children. They are taught the ancient crafts of wood and stone carving, creating lacquerware, painting and silk weaving. As you stroll through the school, you will observe the young Cambodian artisans demonstrating their skills. The proceeds from the students’ artwork purchased in the gift shop go towards running the school.

You will view even more handicrafts and art at Phsar Chas, a market with an outstanding selection of textiles, handicrafts, statues and curios that reflect the Cambodian culture.

Afterwards, you will return to the Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor for the evening. Dinner is on your own.

DAY 4

Depending on your flight’s departure time from Siem Reap, you will enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out and transferring to the Siem Reap Airport for the flight to Singapore.

Upon arriving, you will be met and transferred from the airport to the ship.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

DAY 1

Please note: the timings below and order of the tours is subject to change based on flight details once ticketed approximately 60 days before sailing.

8:00am Disembark and transfer to the Bangkok airport

9:30am Check in for the flight to Siem Reap

11:30am Fly to Siem Reap (flight details TBA and subject to change)

Direct flights are not guaranteed

12:35pm Arrive at Siem Reap airport and process on-arrival visa

1:00pm Transfer to Angkor site office

1:30pm Receive temple pass

1:45pm Drive to the hotel and check in, lunch on own

3:00pm Drive to Angkor Wat and visit the temple complex

5:30pm Transfer back to the hotel

The evening and dinner are at your leisure and on your own

Overnight at the Belmond La Residence d’Angkor, Siem Reap or similar hotel

Day 2

AM Breakfast at the hotel

9:30am Depart for Angkor Thom complex

10:00am Visit Angkor Thom complex, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephants, Leper king and Ta Prohm

12:30pm Lunch at a local restaurant and then return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure

4:00pm Transfer to the Phare circus show

5:00pm Watch the Phare circus show

6:00pm Transfer to Theam’s House for dinner

6:45pm Enjoy the gala dinner

10:30pm Return to the hotel

Overnight at the Belmond La Residence d’Angkor, Siem Reap or similar hotel

Day 3

AM Breakfast at the hotel

9:00am Depart for Banteay Srei temple

9:45am Visit Banteay Srei temple

10:45am Return to your hotel for lunch on own and some leisure time

1:30pm Depart for Artisans d’Angkor

1:45pm Visit Artisans d’Angkor

2:30pm Continue to the Old Market (Phsar Chas)

2:45pm Visit the Old Market (Phsar Chas)

3:15pm Return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, dinner on own

Overnight at the Belmond La Residence d’Angkor, Siem Reap or similar hotel

Day 4

AM Breakfast at the hotel, morning at leisure

1:00pm Transfer to the airport

2:00pm Check in for the flight to Singapore

4:10pm Fly to Singapore (flight details TBA and subject to change)

Direct flights are not guaranteed

7:15pm Arrive at Singapore Changi Airport and proceed through Immigration

8:15pm Transfer to the port and re-embark the ship

Please note

There is extensive walking over uneven ground at the temple sites and steps at Bayon and Angkor Wat. Therefore, this tour is not suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns.

Expected Weather

Hot and dry with average mid-day temperatures often reaching the upper 30s C (85-90 F), especially in inland areas such as Siem Reap. Breezes are less frequent this time of year and the air becomes hazier with the rising humidity.

What to Bring

Comfortable, casual clothing. To meet local dress codes, avoid uncovered shoulders, shorts or revealing clothing.

Full-length trousers, pants or skirts covering the knees are required to be worn when visiting Angkor Wat.

Although dinners are not formal, you may want to bring something a bit dressier for those occasions.

Bring a hat or a head covering for sun protection and sunscreen, sunglasses and mosquito repellent, especially for sunrise and sunset hours. Wear flat comfortable walking shoes rather than sandals or open-toed shoes. Guest are requested to remove their foot wear and hats when visiting religious sites.

Currency

The local currency is the Cambodian Riel, but U.S. dollars in smaller denominations are most commonly accepted in Cambodia.

Electricity

Rooms are equipped with 220-volt, two-pin U.S-style electrical outlets. Bring adaptor kits if needed for your electronic devices.

Water

Avoid tap water and drinks with ice. Drink mineral water and drinks in sealed containers. Water at the hotels is potable.

Luggage

We suggest no more than one suitcase weighing no more than 20kg (44 pounds) per person. Airlines allow a maximum of that weight of luggage and one small carry-on bag. Additional pieces will be in excess and fees will be paid to the airline at the guests’ expense.

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Documentation

Bring two 4cm x 6cm sized photos. One for Cambodia visa formalities upon arrival and one for your temple pass. Photos are generally taken electronically for the temple passes; however, we recommend having a backup photo.

Guests must carry a valid passport with at least 6 months validity and have spare pages for the Cambodian visa. Visas will be issued on arrival in Siem Reap.

Accommodations

Siem Reap – Belmond La Residence D’Angkor

River Road - Siem Reap - Kingdom of Cambodia

Tel: +855 (0) 63 963 390

We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is substituted, it will be of equal ratings and standards and guests will be notified in advance of the change.

Program Includes for guests

•3 nights’ accommodations in Siem Reap at the Belmond La Residence D’Angkor or similar (Run of House Room)

•3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner

•Phare Circus and gala dinner – VIP ticket

•Transfers

•Cambodia on arrival visa

•Touring in Siem Riep in air-conditioned coaches or coaster busses

•All entrance fees for touring in Siem Reap, including an all-access temple pass

•Local English-speaking guides

•Bottled water and cold towels on the coaches when touring

•Economy-class flights between Bangkok, Siem Reap and Singapore

Program Excludes for guests

•Personal expenses such as telephone calls and laundry

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Gratuities for drivers and guides

•Touring, meals and beverages not mentioned in the above itinerary

•Excess luggage fees on flights

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may includeinclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

Please note: All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Land programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty. There are no refunds for unused portions of any program. Guests failing to arrive on Day 1 of a scheduled land program will be considered a no-show and their hotel space will be released.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

OVERLAND - AUTHENTIC INLE LAKE

$1,299.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

Please note: Due to fluctuating tides, the arrival and departure schedule of the ship will not be verified by our local port agents until closer to the ship’s arrival date (approximately 1 month to 1-2 weeks prior). As a result, the flights, dates and timings of this overland are subject to change. If a revised itinerary is required, we will advise guests who have booked this overland as soon as possible. Be aware that you may be required to depart the ship as early as 4:00am, depending on the flights we need to secure. Also, be aware that the date of the program may change as the ship will be in Myanmar for 3 days. Per our cancellation policy, refunds are not granted within 60 days of your cruise sailing date.

Fly inland to the picturesque countryside around Inle Lake, where you will experience daily life among the locals by visiting pagodas, monasteries, markets and villages that reveal the culture of Myanmar in great detail.

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

DAY 1 – April 13, 2021

Early this morning the group will depart the ship and transfer to the Yangon Airport for the flight to Heho.

Upon arriving in Heho, you will drive toward Inle Lake, one of the most picturesque areas in the Shan State of Myanmar. All sorts of intriguing villages built on stilts dot the shoreline, and there is an abundance of ornate pagodas and monasteries.

Visit Shwe Yan Pyae - one of the most well-known monasteries near the village of Nyaung Shwe, as it features unusual oval-shaped windows. Built in the 19th century, the teak monastery is decorated with wood carvings, many of them laminated with gold leaf. Next you will board a private boat for your group and venture onto the lake.

You will see a collection of Buddhas when you visit the 19th-century wooden Nga Hpe Kyaung pagoda. The biggest curiosity here are the many cats, which the monks have taught to jump through hoops. Also visit a floating garden and elsewhere on Lake Inle, you will watch fishermen hauling in their nets, balancing on one leg at the back of the boat and using the other leg to paddle. It may look difficult, but it couldn’t be more natural to the fishermen.

Continuing, you will see the five ancient gold-covered Buddha images at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest monastery on the lake. The images are draped with so much gold leaf that it is actually difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish the original figures.

After lunch, other insights into the local culture will be afforded you by watching cigars being hand made in Nampan village and silk being woven in another small village.

The day ends with a transfer to the Aureum Inle Resort or similar where you will overnight and enjoy a special dinner before retiring for the evening.

DAY 2 – April 14, 2021

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and travel to the local market that rotates between villages every five days. It is a great setting to observe daily life among the multi-ethnic residents and see the various types of merchandise that is typically for sale.

In time, drive to the airport for the flight back to Yangon where upon arrival, you will transfer back to the ship.

NOTE: The schedule for the 5-day market rotation will not be available until nearer the time. If necessary, the order of sightseeing will be changed in order to coincide with a market day. On some occasions, there may not be a market and the guide will make alternative sightseeing plans for that morning.

Land Program Step by Step

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. Program details including timings and flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with up-to-date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please carefully review your final itinerary for amendments.

DAY 1

4:30am Transfer to the Yangon domestic airport, box breakfast provided by the ship

7:00am Fly to Heho (Flight details TBA and subject to change)

9:20am Arrive at the Heho airport

9:45am Transfer to Nyaung Shwe, stopping on the way at Shwe Yan Pyae monastery along with the boat ride on Inle Lake

12:00pm Lunch at Inthar Heritage House or similar

1:00pm Visit Nampan village and Innpaw Khone Village

2:30pm Drive to the hotel, check in – afternoon at leisure

Dinner at your hotel

Overnight at the Aureum Inle Resort (or similar hotel)

DAY 2

6:30am Breakfast at the hotel and check out

7:00am Visits to the 5-day market – subject to change

9:00am Transfer to the Heho airport

10:00am Check in at the Heho airport

11:15am Fly to Yangon (flight details TBA and subject to change)

12:15pm Arrive at the Yangon airport

12:30pm Transfer to the ship

1:30pm Approximate arrival back at the ship

Expected Weather

March through May is the hottest season with average temperatures ranging from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius (86 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

What to Bring

Sun hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, prescription medicines, insect repellent and an umbrella (rain or shine), good walking shoes, light loose clothing.

Local Currency

The currency in Myanmar is the Kyat (pronounced CHAT). U.S. dollars are accepted and in many cases preferred. Small denominations are recommended.

Electricity

220-230 volts. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electric devices.

Luggage information

Checked baggage allowance per person is 20 kg (about 44 pounds)

Carry-on baggage allowance per person is 55 L x 35 W x 25 H in centimeters

Any additional bags are charged a flat rate of USD $3 per kg

Documents and Visa Requirements

A valid passport is required to be carried on this program.

Aircraft type (subject to change):

68 passenger ATR 72-500

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Hotel

Aureum Inle Resort

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If other hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards, and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

Please Note

Shoes and socks must be removed when visiting places of worship in Myanmar, and the marble you walk on may be warm or hot due to the sun. At times, you may need to walk a long distance without shoes. Guests can stay on the bus if they do not wish to enter sites. Knees and shoulders also need to be covered.

Program Includes:

•Villa room with breakfast at Aureum Inle Resort or similar hotel

•Drinks (water, tea and coffee will be provided at meals). Decaffeinated coffee is not available.

•1 lunch at a local restaurant – set menu

•1 dinner at the hotel

•Economy-class flights

Program Excludes:

•Items of personal expense

•Gratuities for drivers and guides

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces that may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. You may also need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change.

Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

OVERLAND -TAJ MAHAL & THE BEST OF BHUTAN

$8,599.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off–the-beaten-path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

Enjoy the rare opportunity to explore some of the world’s most fascinating destinations in a small private group with knowledgeable guides that will enhance your understanding of the attractions off the beaten path.

On this overland program, you will gain great insight into the Taj Mahal, the Mughal Empire and the kingdom of Bhutan while enjoying an array of options on how you may spend the day to maximize your experience.

Day 1 – Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Following an early lunch onboard, you will disembark and transfer to the airport for the flight to Delhi. Upon arriving at the airport, you will receive boarding passes and proceed through security. A snack will be served during the flight.

Upon arriving in Delhi, you will transfer to the hotel for dinner and check-in.

Day 2 – Wednesday, April 21, 2021

After an early breakfast, you will transfer to the Delhi railway station and ride the speedy Gatimaan Express to the city of Agra. As India’s premier city in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra became a great center for learning, art, commerce and culture. Today, it is more famous as the site of the white marble Taj Mahal, perhaps the world’s greatest monument to love.

Upon arriving in Agra, you will transfer to the Oberoi Amarvilas resort to freshen up and then board a golf cart for the short ride to the Taj Mahal. With its incredible lacy white grandeur, it is arguably the world’s most perfect architectural monument. The great Mughal emperor Shah Jehan planned this extravagant and incomparable monument to be built in memory of his wife. As you will see, it is graceful from every angle and even more beautiful up close.

Back at the hotel, you will enjoy lunch and uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal. The hotel’s classical architecture is complemented by elaborate Mughul gardens, terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions.

You will spend the afternoon visiting Agra Fort, a World Heritage site credited to the Emperor Akbar, India’s great visionary. His sons and theirs added to this imposing structure situated by the banks of the Yamuna River. The astonishing palaces, mosques and audience halls contained within its massive walls of red sandstone became a monumental mission of the Mughal empire, embellished by an artistic fusion of Islamic and Hindu traditions.

In the afternoon, you will have time to shop at the renowned Kohinoor, formerly the jewelers to the Mughal courts. Marble inlay factories steeped in this decorative art culture are also a specialty of Agra.

Later in the afternoon, you will return to Delhi on the Gatimaan Express. Dinner follows at the hotel, where you will spend the evening.

Day 3 – Thursday, April 22, 2021

You will transfer early in the morning to the Delhi international airport for the flight to Paro, Bhutan.

As recently as 1961 all entry into Bhutan was still on horseback. Druk-yul, the land of the thunder dragon is only just emerging from the mists of its self-imposed isolation. It is an exotic land of high mountains and lush valleys, snow-clad peaks with clear running springs and an incredible wealth of wildlife.

Bhutan is architecturally striking. The style and color which characterize every building and house is a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure. The imposing 17th-century structures known as Dzongs have been built on a grand scale without drawings and without a single nail. They are outstanding examples of the best in Bhutanese architecture. Patterns of rich colors adorn every wall, beam, pillar and door in traditional splendor.

Nestled deep in the eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, Bhutan is a rural country with 90 percent of the people engaged in agriculture or raising livestock. It is also predominantly Buddhist, practicing the Tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism.

During the two-hour flight, you will pass the entire Himalayan range before landing in the Paro Valley. After visas are processed at immigration, and following customs, you meet the Bhutanese guide for a one-hour drive through the countryside to the capital of Thimphu. It is situated in a large valley, traversed by the Wangchu river and overshadowed by high peaks.

Before entering Thimphu, you will pause for photos at Simtokha Dzong, a fortress built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who was responsible for the unification of Bhutan. The fortress serves as an administrative center as well as a language school where scholars teach the national language of Dzongkha and English.

You will then check-in to the Taj Tashi Hotel for lunch and to settle in. In time, you will visit the Textile Museum, co-founded by Melinda Gates. Old textiles and artifacts belonging to various Bhutan tribes will be on display.

You will then visit Dechen Phodrang Monastery, the Palace of Great Bliss. It functions as a state monastic school with nearly 500 young monk students participating in an eighth-year course. Built on the site of a 12th-century fortress, the two-story temple displays precious paintings and statues of Sakyamuni Buddha and a Goenkhang or inner sanctum of protector deities.

You will also see Trashichhodzong, a beautiful medieval fortress and the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. The king’s throne room and government offices are also located within. The day’s activities will end with a walk down a street lined with shops of all description.

A special guest will join the group for dinner and a discussion on the Tantric Buddhist concept of reincarnation. He is Venerable Mynak R. Tulku Rinpoche, Reincarnate, of the Lama of Mynak Rikhud Monastery, the leading Sakya Monastery in Mynak, Kham, in Tibet.

The Tantric form of Buddhism practiced in Bhutan dictates that consciousness continues from one life to the next. To propagate this belief, the great lamas or teachers chose to reincarnate, preaching deep meditation as the path to cleanse the mind of negative emotions, thus eliminating all suffering.

Following dinner and the enlightening discussion, you will spend the evening in Thimphu.

Day 4 – Friday, April 23, 2021

The morning will begin at the Memorial Chorten, with its golden spires shining in the sun, tinkling bells and an endless procession of elderly people circling around it. Erected by the royal grandmother Ashi Kesang Choden in memory of her son, it contains a fine collection of Buddhist statues and is a center of tantric Buddhism.

You will stop at the Buddha Dordenma Statue of Shakyamuni, which is bronze and gilded in gold. Located at the highest point, it offers great views of the city.

Afterwards, you will return to Paro and check into the Zhiwa Ling Heritage hotel, which is set among 10 acres and offers views that defy description. It combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guest house with traditional architecture, exampled in elaborate hand-carved wooden cornices and masterful stonework.

You will spend the afternoon taking in highlights and visiting the Paro Dzong or Rinpong Dzong, also known as the Fortress of the Heap of Jewels. Initiated in the early 15th century as a little fort, its rulers presented it to the religious and political authority of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who constructed a much more commanding fortress in 1646.

Almost burnt to the ground in 1907, it was rebuilt on the same design with money raised via a special tax levied throughout Bhutan. Today the Dzong is the administrative seat of the district of Paro and contains the state monastic community of about 200 members. The central tower and galleries are among the most beautiful in Bhutan with its superb woodwork and classical paintings of Buddhist cosmology representing the universe as seen by two different philosophic streams.

You will then see the traditional wooden covered bridge called Nyamai-Zam, which spans the Paro River. Earlier, in times of war, the bridge was removed after each crossing to protect the Dzong.

You will then witness and participate in a game of archery with Paro locals. The national sport of archery is prominent in every village. Competing teams engage in verbal battle, giving players a chance to display intellectual and literary skills.

Bhutanese archery competition is incomplete without dancing. The dances taunt other teams and celebrate the archers’ aim. Each team usually has its own group of dancers and singers. They cheer for the team and distract their opponents through songs and dances. Every time a target is hit, a kind of howling can be heard.

Later in the evening, you will meet in the ceremonial lounge for a cocktail and dinner reception hosted by Khenpo Tashi, author and Director of the Paro Museum. A foremost scholar in the kingdom, Khenpo will provide a discourse on the unique aspects of Bhutan’s acclaimed GNP or Gross National Happiness.

You will then spend the evening at the hotel.

Day 5 – Saturday, April 24, 2021

You may hike up to one of the most revered pilgrimage spots in the Buddhist world or spend the day at leisure with an option to visit Paro town.

Option #1 – Hike to Tiger's Nest

As there are inclines and steps to reach Tiger’s Nest, this option is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

The Taktshang Lhakhang, popularly known as Tiger’s Nest, perches precariously on a sheer rock face 3000 feet above the valley floor. Legend has it that the Tibetan Guru Rinpoche arrived here more than a millennium ago on the back of a tigress. He meditated for three months in the cave, which has been converted into this monastery. The only sounds heard here are the murmurs of wind, water and chanting of monks.

The initial ascent is along a mule track, passing through pine forests, colorfully festooned with prayer flags. A cafeteria at the midway point provides rest, refreshments and wonderful views of the monastery across the ravine. Continuing on, the landscape become even more scenic, with only the sound of a waterfall interrupting the serenity.

After visiting the monastery, you will return to the cafeteria for a hot lunch before descending to the Ramthanka base camp.

The rest of your day will be at your leisure at the Zhiwa Ling hotel or you many revisit Paro town.

Option #2 – Visit Paro town

With the guide, you will walk down Paro’s main street for an opportunity to interact with the local Bhutanese and visit their interesting shops. Afterwards, you will return to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Regardless of the option that you choose, you will spend the evening in Paro.

Day 6 – Sunday, April 25, 2021

After breakfast, you will transfer to Paro airport for the two-hour flight to Delhi. Upon arriving in Delhi, you will complete the custom and immigration formalities, collect your luggage and proceed to the departure hall for the evening flight to Dubai.

Land Program Step by Step

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations that are beyond our control. Program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the up-to-date details will be provided by the Destination Services team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary for any amendments.

Day 1: Timings subject to change based on actual flight details once received

8:00am Insignia is scheduled to arrive at the port of Goa

9:30am Complete Immigration and Custom formalities

12:00pm Enjoy an early lunch onboard, disembark and transfer to the airport 12:45pm Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security

2:30pm Fly from Goa to Delhi (Flight details are TBA and subject to change. Direct flights are not guaranteed) A snack will be served in flight.

5:05pm Flight arrives in Delhi

5:30pm Transfer to the hotel

6:00pm Arrive and check-in

7:30pm Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at the Oberoi Gurgaon or similar hotel

Day 2:

From 5:00am Breakfast at the hotel

6:30am Depart for the railway station

7:15am Arrive at the railway station and board the Gatimaan Express

8:10am Depart on the train for Agra

9:50am Arrive in Agra and transfer to the Oberoi Amarvilas to freshen up

10:30am Transfer to the Taj Mahal in golf carts

11:00am Arrive at the Taj Mahal for a comprehensive visit

12:30pm Depart the Taj Mahal for the Amarvilas

1:00pm Lunch at the hotel

2:15pm Depart for Agra Fort

2:30pm Visit Agra Fort

3:30pm Depart for the local market

3:45pm Shop in the market and marble inlay factory

5:00pm Depart for the railway station to board the Gatimaan Express

5:30pm Arrive at the railway station

5:50pm Depart on the train for Delhi

7:30pm Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel

8:00pm Arrive at the hotel for dinner

Overnight at the Oberoi Gurgaon or similar hotel

Day 3:

3:30am Transfer to the Delhi international airport

4:00am Arrive and receive boarding passes, complete immigration and security prior to boarding

6:35am Fly from Delhi to Paro (Flight details are TBA and subject to change. Direct flights are not guaranteed. Breakfast will be served in flight.

10:30am Arrive and receive assistance with visa issuance, immigration and customs

11:30am Drive to Thimphu

12:30pm Check into the hotel

1:00pm Enjoy lunch

2:30pm Visit the Textile Museum, Dechen Phodrang Monastery and Trashichhodzong

6:00pm Return to the hotel

7:00pm Meet with Venerable Mynak Tulku Rinpoche, Reincarnate, followed by dinner

Overnight at the Taj Tashi or similar hotel

Day 4:

7:30am Breakfast at the hotel

9:00am Depart for the Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma statue

11:00am Depart for Paro

12:00pm Arrive in Paro and check into the Zhiwa Ling Heritage hotel

12:30pm Lunch at the hotel

3:00pm Drive to Paro Dzong

3:30pm Visit the Dzong

4:15pm Walk to the traditional wooden covered Nyamai-Zam bridge

4:30pm Explore Paro’s main street and watch an archery competition

5:30pm Drive to the hotel

5:45pm Arrive at the hotel

7:00pm Hear Khenpo Tashi’s lecture on Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness with cocktails and dinner

Overnight at the Zhiwa Ling Heritage or similar hotel

Day 5:

6:30am Breakfast at the Lingka Restaurant

Option #1 – Hike to Tiger's Nest

8:30am Drive to the base camp

8:50am Hike to the café at mid-point

10:05am Stop for refreshments and facilities

10:25am Hike from the café to the monastery

11:55pm Visit the monastery

12:30pm Walk back to the café

1:30pm Enjoy a buffet lunch at the café

2:30pm Walk down to the base camp

3:30pm Drive to the Zhiwa Ling Heritage hotel

3:50pm Arrive at the hotel

Option #2 – Visit Paro town

9:30am Visit Paro town

11:30am Return to the hotel

All guests

7:00pm Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at the Zhiwa Ling Heritage or similar hotel

Day 6 - Timings subject to change based on actual flight details once received

7:30am Breakfast at the hotel

8:00am Baggage pick up

9:00am Transfer to the airport

9:30am Arrive, complete departure formalities and Individual Immigration and Security

11:45am Fly to Delhi (Flight details are TBA and subject to change. Direct flights are not guaranteed)

1:35pm Arrive in Delhi and complete immigration and custom formalities

Snack boxes will be served in the international departure terminal hall

4:00pm Receive boarding passes and complete departure formalities - Individual Immigration and Security

6:40pm Fly to Dubai (Flight details are TBA and subject to change. Direct flights are not guaranteed)

8:55pm Arrive in Dubai, where the ground operator will accompany you on the transfer to the ship

Expected Weather

Agra

Days are typically sunny and warm with temperatures between 28 to 33°C (82 to 91°F). Early evenings are pleasant between 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) with temperatures dropping as the night progresses.

Bhutan

Days are typically sunny and occasionally windy with temperatures between 2 to 13°C (36 to 55°F). Temperatures drop as the evening progresses to between -7 to 8°C (18 to 45° F).

What to Bring

Agra

As the Taj Mahal is also a mausoleum, there are certain religious customs to be observed. As a token of respect, it is customary to remove footwear before entering. Avoid tops with thin straps and short shorts for ladies. Knee-length shorts are acceptable for ladies and gentlemen.

Bhutan

It is best to layer your clothes, especially during outdoor walking and trekking. Mornings are cool but it can get hot as you travel through the hills and mountainous regions. Wearing a tee-shirt and jumper over a sleeveless tee-shirt, and carrying a fleece, or a rainproof jack¬et will ensure that you are prepared for all kinds of weather.

For Agra and Bhutan

Carry a warm sweater or jacket for the early mornings and evenings. Wear sun block, a hat, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes.

Currency

India

Indian Rupees. US Dollars are widely accepted.

Bhutan

Ngultrum. US Dollars are widely accepted.

Electricity

The electric voltage in Agra and Bhutan is 220 – 240 volts. Hotel rooms are equipped with converters; however, we recommend bringing travel adaptors for electric devices as a backup.

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights in India (as per Airline regulations):

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least 1 month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations will result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Luggage

Light luggage is suitable. A maximum of one suitcase and one carry-on is permitted per person.

On the flight from Goa to Delhi, suitcases are not to weigh more than 15 kg (33 lbs.) per airline regulations. Luggage exceeding this amount will be subject to fees payable by the guest directly to the airline at the time of check-in. Carry-ons are not to be more than 7 kgs (15 lbs.).

On the flight from Delhi – Paro – Delhi — Dubai, suitcases are not to weigh more than 30 kg (66 lbs.) per airline regulations. Luggage exceeding this amount will be subject to fees payable by the guest directly to the airline at the time of check-in. Carry-ons are not to be more than 7 kgs (15 lbs.).

Documents and visa requirements

A) Multiple-entry India visas are a necessity, as guests will reenter the country after visiting Bhutan. This can be obtained at the nearest Indian Consulate or via the E. Visa Facility. These visas need to be secured before the cruise starts.

B) For Bhutan, visas are issued on arrival, for which the application process and approval is obtained in advance. Scanned copies of passports will be required a month prior and arrangements will be made via our local ground operator for this program.

C) For Dubai - A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry is required to enter the UAE. Please consult your local Dubai Embassy for entry requirements as they may differ depending on your nationality.

Accommodation

Delhi

The Oberoi Gurgaon

443, Udyog Vihar, Phase V, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122 016

Phone: +91 124 245 1234

Thimphu

Taj Tashi

PO Box – 524, Samten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

Phone: +975 2 336699

Paro

Zhiwa Ling Heritage

Satsam Chorten, Paro, Bhutan

Phone: +975 8 271277

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

Program Includes:

•2 nights at the Oberoi Gurgaon or similar hotel (Premier rooms)

•1 night at the Taj Tashi or similar hotel (Deluxe rooms)

•2 nights at the Zhiwa Ling Heritage or similar hotel (Junior Suites)

•Accommodations include house wines, beer, mineral water, sodas and current taxes

•Transfers, sightseeing and road journeys using air-conditioned deluxe coaches

•Unlimited mineral water on the buses

•Economy-class flights from Goa – Delhi, Delhi – Paro, and Paro – Delhi – Dubai (Direct flights are not guaranteed)

•Entrance and still camera fees at monuments in Agra and Bhutan

•Train fare on the Gatimaan Express for the Delhi-Agra-Delhi journey

•Bhutan group visa fee

•Mandatory Bhutan tourism fee

•Bhutanese Tourism Development Tax

•Porterage at the ports, airports and hotels

Not Included:

•Meals or beverages not listed in the itinerary

•Personal expenses

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Excess or overweight luggage fees

•Indian Visa

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

OVERLAND - THE JEWELS OF LUXOR

$999.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and both the Valley of the Kings and the Queens.

Day 1

Upon disembarking the ship in Safaga, you will be met and depart for the 3.5-hour drive to Luxor.

Upon arrival you will enjoy lunch then visit the Karnak temple.

Located about two miles north of the Luxor Temple, but connected to it by an impressive avenue of sphinxes, the Karnak Temple was the most important sanctuary of ancient Egypt, and the heart of the cult of the god Amon. Each pharaoh added his own contribution to the temple over the ensuing 2,000 years.

The Ptolemies erected the massive first pylon you will see. Past the second pylon, which is guarded by a pair of huge statues of Ramses II, you will find the great hypo-style hall, the largest hall of any temple in the world. It spans 50,000 square feet and contains 134 enormous columns. You may notice that some of the columns still have traces of the brilliant paint that originally covered them. The third pylon leads to the center court, and past the fourth pylon is the 97-foot-high obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, carved from a solid piece of pink granite.

As you pass through successive pylons and courts, you will journey back in time until you reach the oldest part of the temple, built by the pharaohs of the middle kingdom around 2000 B.C. At the south end of the temple, you will find the sacred lake where ceremonial boats took part in the worship of Amon.

NOTE: Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Karnak Temple free of charge.

Following the Karnak Temple visit you will visit the Luxor Temple, which was originally built during the reign of Amenophis the III and then expanded by Ramses II, who added a statue of himself and two obelisks.

Today, only one of the statues remains at the Luxor Temple; Mohamed Ali gave the other one to Louis Philippe in 1831 and it is displayed at the Concorde in Paris. After Alexander the Great rebuilt the sanctuary in the 4th century B.C., the Romans subsequently rebuilt portions of it, and then the Muslims built a mosque in the temple.

NOTE: Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Luxor Temple.

Transfer to your hotel for check in before departing for a visit to the Luxor Museum. This marvelous museum overlooks the west bank of the Nile River and has an amazing collection of ancient artifacts. Displays range from magnificent pharaonic art to items used in everyday life, such as pottery and jewelry, including a carefully selected assortment of items from the Theban temples and necropolis.

Back at your hotel, enjoy a buffet dinner before retiring for the evening.

Day 2

Following a buffet breakfast, you will cross over the Nile to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, hidden in the foothills of the Gourma Mountains. More than 60 tombs of pharaohs and noblemen have been excavated in this valley. The kings’ formal names and titles are inscribed in their tombs, along with their images and statues. Between the 18th and 20th dynasties, the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes.

Enjoy a special visit to the longest and one of the most beautiful tombs in the valley known as Seti I Tomb. It is still recognized as an elaborately decorated monument from the times of Sety I and his son, Ramesses II. The most fascinating aspects of the tomb are the well-crafted decorations that brought antiquity to vivid life

Next you will visit King Tutankhamun's tomb where his mummy still rests, and if time permits, you may be able to have a look into one or two other tombs in the area.

Continuing, enjoy a photo stop at the Hatshepsut Temple, whose unique design features a series of grand terraces extending up a cliff with rows of square granite columns blending in with the mountainside.

From here, you will proceed for a visit to Valley of the Queens where you will be visiting Queen Nefertari’s Tomb known for its lavish decoration and colors – it is one of the largest and most spectacular in the Valley of the Queens. Nefertari Meritmut, was an Egyptian queen and the first of the Great Royal Wives (or principal wives) of Ramesses the Great. The number of visitors here per day is limited and prior permission to visit must be requested. This has been specially arranged for our group.

NOTE: there are a series of steps (up to 20 steps per chamber) to go down into the various tombs and the ground surrounding the tombs is uneven and dusty. It is also extremely hot here. Cameras and video cameras may be used during your visit, but are not permitted inside the tombs.

Next, a photo stop will be made at the Colossi of Memnon. This structure was originally built as a mortuary temple in Thebes and guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. All that remains today are the 75-foot-high, 1,000-ton statues of Amenhotep III. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive nonetheless. NOTE: Cameras and video cameras are permitted free of charge.

Finally you will embark on a Dahabeya boat for a cruise along the Nile including lunch. Arriving at your hotel, you will check-out and depart for the 3.5-hour drive back to Safaga. Upon arrival, you will proceed directly to the pier and re-embark the ship.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details and the timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

Timings may vary slightly depending on your ship's arrival and departure time from Safaga.

Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

Day 1 - subject to change based on ship's actual arrival time

8:00am The ship arrives alongside in Safaga, Egypt

8:45am Disembark

9:00am Depart for the drive to Luxor. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours

Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled

12:30pm Buffet lunch at a deluxe hotel. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee

1:30pm Proceed to Karnak temple

1:45pm Visit Karnak Temple

3:30pm Proceed to Luxor temple

3:45pm Visit Luxor Temple

4:45pm Proceed to your hotel for check in

5:00pm Check in.

Optional: shopping with your guide for an hour

6:30pm Proceed to the Luxor Museum

7:00pm Visit the Luxor Museum

8:00pm Drive back to the hotel

8:15pm Buffet dinner is served.

Buffet dinner will be served from 7:30pm to 10:00pm for those who opt out of the museum visit

Overnight at the Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel or similar hotel

Day 2 - subject to change based on ship's departure time

6:30am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

7:30am Cross the Nile to the west bank

8:15am Visit the Valley of the Kings including Seti I Tomb and King Tut’s Tomb

10:15am Proceed to Hatshepsut temple

10:30am Photo stop at Hatshepsut temple

10:40am Proceed to the Valley of the Queens

10:45am Visit Nefertari’s Tomb

11:30am Proceed to Colossi of Memnon

11:35am Photo stop at Colossi of Memnon

11:40am Proceed to the cruise boat

12:00pm Lunch on the Nile boat cruise

1:00pm Arrive at your hotel and check out

1:30pm Drive back to Safaga. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled.

5:00pm Arrive back in Safaga and rejoin the ship

Expected weather:

Temperatures in Luxor average about 34°C

What to bring:

Comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen

Currency:

Egyptian Pound but USD are widely accepted

Electricity:

220- 240 V - Adaptors are not available at hotels, please make sure to bring your own should you require one

Luggage:

Carry on suggested for one-night stay

Accommodations:

Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel

85111, Khaled Ibn Al Walid, Luxor, Egypt

Phone: +20 95 2366999

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.

Included:

•1 night at Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel or similar (Nile View Room)

•One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner

•Bottled water, tea, coffee, one soda or one bottle of beer or one glass of local wine with meals

•Entrance fees, guide

Not Included:

•Any meals and drinks not listed above

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

•Personal expenses

•Hotel incidentals including room service and mini bar

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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OVERLAND - ANCIENT TEMPLES OF BAGAN

$1,099.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

*Important Note - Due to fluctuating tides, the arrival and departure schedule of the ship is not verified by our local port agents until closer to the ship’s arrival date (approximately 1 month to 1-2 weeks prior). As a result, the flights, dates and timings of this overland are subject to change. Should a revised itinerary be required, we will advise any guests who have booked this overland as soon as possible. Please be aware that you may be required to depart the ship as early as 4:00am depending on the flights we need to secure. Please also be aware that the date of the program may change as the ship will be in Myanmar for 3 days and please be aware that we may use scheduled flights, charter aircraft or both depending on what is available when we make the final reservation. Per our cancellation policy, refunds are not granted within 45 days of your cruise sailing date.

Bagan was one of the first capitals of an ancient Burmese empire and, today, is one of the world’s major heritage sites. Fly to ancient Bagan to behold its seemingly countless pagodas and temples, most of them constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, when the Kingdom of Pagan was at the height of its power.

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

DAY 1 - April 13, 2021

Early this morning you will disembark and transfer to Yangon for your flight to Bagan.

Known as the city of four million pagodas, Bagan is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. Here today, you can find over 2,000 pagodas, temples and monasteries that remain and built during the Bagan Dynasty founded by King Anawrahta in 1044A.D.

Once you arrive you will transfer to the Nyaung U Market to see a vast variety of fresh fruit and vegetables for sale and gain an insight into the bustling market atmosphere in Bagan.

Your next stop will be the well preserved Shwezigon Pagoda. Commenced in the 12th Century, the Pagoda became the prototype for many later pagodas in the area. It’s distinctive gilded zedi dominates the small town of Nyaung U.

Also visit the amazing Ananda Temple (via pony cart) which is one of the four main temples remaining in Bagan. Ananda temple is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpieces of the Mon architecture and is also known as the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples.

Lunch will be served at one of Bagan’s finest restaurants.

Bagan is not only famous for the profusion of pagodas but also for its artistic handicrafts and local lacquer-ware store where the process of making each piece can be seen. After lunch, visit a local lacquer-ware workshop where the process of making each piece can be seen and observe the art of Bagan lacquer-ware being created.

Continue to Dhammyangyi as well as Sulamani Temple which offers some of Bagan’s finest ornamental work. It was built in 1183 by King Narapatisithu and restored after the 1975 earthquake utilizing brick and stone, with frescoes in the interior of the temple.

At the end of the day, enjoy a panoramic view from the top of Sunset Hill. After a picture-perfect sunset, transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Tonight, enjoy a special dinner near one of Bagan’s Temples.

Overnight at the Bagan Lodge or similar

DAY 2 - April 14, 2021

After breakfast at your hotel, check out and drive to the airport to check in for your flight to Yangon.,

Upon arrival in Yangon the group will be met and transferred back to the ship.

Land Program Step by Step:

Note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

DAY 1 - timings subject to change based on flight details

4:30am Transfer to the Yangon Airport

7:00am Fly to Bagan – flight details TBA and subject to change

8:20am Arrive in Bagan

9:00am Transfer to and visit Nyaung U Market

10:00am Drive to Shwezigon pagoda & visit

11:00am Anandar Temple visit via pony cart

12:00pm Drive to a local restaurant for lunch

1:30pm Lacquerware workshop visit

2:30pm Visit Dhammyangyi Temple

3:30pm Visit Sulamani Temple

4:30pm Drive to Sunset Hill to enjoy a panoramic sunset over Bagan

5:45pm Transfer to hotel and check-in, time to freshen up before dinner

7:00pm Drive to your dinner event

7:30pm Enjoy a special dinner event near one of Bagan’s Temples

Overnight at Bagan Lodge or similar hotel

DAY 2 - timings subject to change based on flight details

AM Breakfast at your hotel

8:30am Transfer to Nyaung U Airport

10:00am Fly to Yangon – Flight details TBA & subject to change

11:25am Arrive at the Yangon Airport

1:00pm Approximate arrival back at ship

Expected Weather:

March through May is the hottest season with average temperatures ranging from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius (86 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

What to Bring:

It can be offensive wearing shorts, mini-skirts or revealing clothing especially when visiting Temples or any holy sites. Having a large scarf or wrap to wear around the waist is suggested for ladies who may be wearing shorts. Moderate, clothing is recommended, with a sweater or jacket for cooler evenings and early mornings. Remember to bring a hat, sunglasses and your camera.

Note - Shoes and socks must be removed when visiting any place of worship in Myanmar and the marble you walk on may be warm/hot due to the sun. At times you may have to walk a long distance without your shoes. Guests can stay on the bus if they do not wish to enter sites. Knees and shoulders also need to be covered.

Rest Room Information: Restrooms are available at most tour sites but are of local standards. Tourist class restrooms are available at tourist class restaurants and hotels. It is advisable to bring tissues or toilet paper as well as hand sanitizer.

Currency:

The currency in Myanmar is the Kyat. It is recommended to bring U.S. dollars in small denominations. Dollars are accepted and often preferred throughout Myanmar.

Electricity:

The voltage is 220 V throughout the whole country. Video and camera plugs at hotels are mostly 2 pin plugs. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electronic devices.

Luggage:

The luggage weight limit allowed on the domestic flights is 20 kg (44 lbs) per person and the hand-carried weight allowance is 7 kg (15 lbs) per person. Excess baggage fees can be paid with Myanmar Kyats at the airline check-in counter and any overweight / excess luggage is the responsibility of each guest.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

A valid passport is required. Please consult your local embassy for any Visa requirements.

Aircraft type (subject to change): 70 passenger ATR 72-500

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Hotel addresses:

Bagan Lodge

Myat Lay Road, New Bagan, Nyaung Oo Township, Myanmar

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

Program Includes:

•Domestic flights in economy class from Yangon - Bagan –Yangon as per the program

•One-night accommodation in a deluxe hotel, deluxe room

•All tours, transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees as per program

•One breakfast, one lunch and one dinner (lunch and dinner include water, tea and coffee)

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guide and any other personal incidentals including mini bar and room service at the hotel

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations. Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

OVERLAND - TRADITIONAL AND ANCIENT SPAIN

$999.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

Discover authentic Andalucía through a journey that presents the opportunity to see Spanish brave bull-farming, taste traditionally prepared Jabugo ham and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site ruins in Merida.

DAY 1

After disembarking the ship, you will meet the English-speaking guide and transfer to Hacienda la Calera, a rural ranch where bulls have been bred for bull fighting for centuries. The owner of the hacienda will show you around the property and elaborate on the details of the bulls’ lives and how the animals are managed. You will then proceed to the bullfighting stables and the Plaza de Toros bullfighting arena.

Continuing on to the town of Aracena, you will stop at Jamones Eiriz to see how Iberia’s famed hams are produced. After walking through the fields where the pigs freely roam and breed, you will visit other areas of the facility where the ham is salted, naturally dried and slowly matured. It is a fascinating process that you can discuss further over lunch.

Later in the afternoon, you will transfer to Merida and check into the Hotel Ilunion Merida Palace. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure, with dinner on your own.

DAY 2

Following a full English breakfast, you will meet with the guide for an enlightening exploration of the Roman theatre in Merida. General Agrippa ordered its construction in the 1st century BC and it is still used for performances. Considered Europe’s best-preserved theatre, it holds as many as 3,000 spectators and features outstanding acoustics.

On the drive to Lisbon, you will see another ancient landmark—the Roman temple of Evora. Lunch follows, after which you will continue on to Lisbon for a brief sightseeing tour before arriving at the pier.

Land Program Step by Step

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. Program details and the times indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Final itineraries with up-to-date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review the final itinerary carefully for amendments.

Day 1

9:00am Disembark the ship

9:30am Visit the Hacienda La Calera bull farm

12:15pm Drive to Aracena

1:30pm Lunch and explore the Spanish Ham Route

5:00pm Drive to Merida

7:00pm Check in at the hotel

Free time and dinner at leisure

Overnight at the Hotel Ilunion Merida Palace or similar hotel

DAY 2

AM Full English breakfast

9:00am Visit the Roman theatre

11:00am Depart for Lisbon

1:00pm Stop in Evora for lunch and sightseeing

4:30pm Continue to Lisbon

6:00pm City tour of Lisbon

6:30pm Arrive at the pier

Expected Weather

31º Celsius, 87º Fahrenheit

What to Bring

Comfortable clothing and shoes for walks on uneven, unpaved ground. Cameras, medicines, umbrella, sunglasses, hats and sunscreen.

Local Currency

Euro

Electricity

220 volts. Bring your own travel adaptor for electronic devices.

Documents and Visa Requirements

Passport to cross Spanish-Portuguese border.

Hotel address

Hotel Ilunion Merida Palace

Plaza de España, 19, 06800 Mérida, Badajoz

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.

Please Note

Long drives are involved.

Program Includes for guests

•1 overnight at Hotel Ilunion Merida Palace (standard double room)

•1 breakfast

•2 lunches

•Transfers throughout program

•English-speaking escort guide during the program

•La Calera Dehesa visit

•Ruta del Jabugo (Spanish Ham) Dehesa visit

•Merida theatre entrance tickets

Program Excludes for guests

•Gratuities for drivers and guides

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Any meals or beverages not listed above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs at times. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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OVERLAND - ESSENTIAL JORDAN

$3,799.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off–the-beaten-path gems. On an Overland Program, you will disembark the ship for one night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

During the Essential Jordan overland program, you will visit historically important ancient cities, including Amman, Jerash, Bethany and Petra, and see fascinating landmarks such as a fortress, a Roman theater, pilgrimage sites and the expansive Wadi Rum desert wilderness.

Day 1 – April 30, 2021

After disembarking the ship, you will transfer to the Salalah Airport and fly to Muscat. Upon arriving, you will take a connecting flight to the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. Our staff will meet you inside the airport prior immigration and will assist with visa and immigration.

The Jordanian visa can be done with ease upon arrival at the airport for U.S. and most other nationalities. After passing through immigration and gathering your luggage, you will go through customs.

Note: Guests should refer to their local Jordanian embassy for any visa restrictions that may pertain to their nationality.

You will then transfer to the Intercontinental Amman Hotel. Pre-check in will be arranged, allowing you to go directly to your room.

Later that evening, you will transfer to Fakhr El Din restaurant, where you will be served a traditional Arabic dinner. Afterwards, you will spend the evening at the hotel.

Day 2 – May 1, 2021

Following a buffet breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will begin a panoramic tour of Amman, beginning at the Citadel, which towers above the city from atop Jabal al-Qala’a. The Citadel is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon and excavations here have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains.

The most impressive building in the Citadel, known as al-Qasr or the Palace, dates back to the Islamic Umayyad period. Its exact function is unclear, but it includes a monumental gateway, an audience hall and four vaulted chambers. A colonnaded street also runs through the complex. To the north and northeast are the ruins of Umayyad palace grounds.

A five-minute walk downhill will bring you to the Roman theater, the most obvious and impressive relic of ancient Philadelphia. The theater, which was built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), is cut into the northern side of a hill that once served as a necropolis. The 6,000-seat theater is still used periodically for sporting and cultural events.

You will then drive to the Greco-Roman city of Jerash for lunch at the Lebanese House Restaurant before touring the ancient downtown. Here, at a well-watered site in the hills of Gilead, remains from Neolithic times have been found, as well as Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and others.

Jerash's golden age, however, arrived with Roman rule. Today it is acknowledged as one of the best-preserved province cities of the Roman Empire. Jerash was a member of the Decapolis, a dynamic commercial league of 10 Greco-Roman cities.

Following the enlightening city tour, you will transfer to the Kimpinski Hotel Ishtar on the edge of the Dead Sea. Dinner will be on your own. You might dine in house or the concierge can suggest a restaurant nearby.

Day 3 – May 2, 2021

After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to Bethany. Excavations here have uncovered a 1st-century settlement with plastered pools and water systems that were used almost certainly for mass baptisms. A 5th- to 6th-century Byzantine settlement with churches, a monastery and other structures catering to religious pilgrims has also been found.

The site has been documented as an ancient sacred pilgrimage route that linked Jerusalem, the Jordan River and Bethany, “beyond the Jordan” as mentioned in the Gospels, to separate it from the “within” the Jordan, that is Jerusalem, the Holy Land and Mount Nebo. John the Baptist started his mission in the land of modern Jordan, where he baptized Jesus and was later beheaded upon the request of Salome.

Following your exploration of Bethany, you will return to the Kimpinski Hotel Ishtar. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure, during which you might swim and float in the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea is believed to be the site of five biblical cities, including Sodom and Gomorrah, and ever since the days of Herod the Great, people have come to the sea in search of its curative secrets. With the highest content of minerals and salts in the world, the Dead Sea water possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and the dark mud along the shores has been used for therapeutic purposes for more than 2000 years.

Day 4 – May 3, 2021

The morning will be at your leisure, allowing you plenty of time for breakfast and to relax before checking out. You will then drive to Mount Nebo, where you will find the “Church of Moses,” built by the first Christians. Ever since the early days of Christianity, Mount Nebo has been a holy place and a destination for pilgrimage. From here, you will enjoy a spectacular view over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel. If the weather is clear, you should be able to see Jerusalem in the distance.

Continuing on, you will soon arrive in Madaba, a city esteemed for the quality and quantity of its ancient mosaic flooring. At St. George’s Church, you will see a mosaic floor depicting a map of Palestine and a detailed mosaic map of Jerusalem as it was during the 6th century.

You will also view the mosaic floor at the Church of the Apostles, which depicts the Dead Sea and the central figure of a woman surrounded by creatures, vegetation and an inscription.

Lunch at the Haret Jdoudna restaurant follows, after which you will transfer to the Movenpick Resort Petra to spend the evening. Dinner will be on your own. You might dine in house or the concierge can suggest a restaurant nearby.

Day 5 – May 4, 2021

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will tour the ancient rose-red city of Petra, which was built by the Nabataeans more than 2000 years ago. Back then, Petra was an impenetrable fortress carved out of the rocks. The city reached the peak of its fame during the Roman period in the 1st and 2nd centuries.

Your exploration of the city will begin with an optional horse ride from the main gate of Petra to the Siq, a narrow gorge that is the main entrance to Petra, a city with more than 800 monuments.

When shipping slowly displaced caravan trading, the city’s importance gradually dwindled. It eventually fell into disuse and was forgotten until 1812, when Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burkhart re-discovered it. As you will see while walking about, Petra is spectacular.

Following lunch at the Basin Restaurant inside Petra, you will return to the hotel to spend the evening. Dinner will be on your own. You might dine in house or the concierge can suggest a restaurant nearby.

Day 6 – May 5, 2021

Following breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will transfer to Wadi Rum. Here, you will travel on in a 4x4 vehicle that is ideal for exploring the desert wilderness. Each vehicle will hold 4 guests and your local driver.

The immensity, color and awe-inspiring shapes of Wadi Rum create an almost supernatural atmosphere. It was setting for the film “Lawrence of Arabia” and where T.E. Lawrence set his camp. His book “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom” was named after the seven natural columns en-route to Wadi Rum. Bedouin camps will be evident throughout the desert, and you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy lunch in one of them.

Afterwards, you will drive to Aqaba and re-join the ship.

Land Program Step by Step

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations, which are beyond our control. Program details, including times and flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with up-to-date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review the final itinerary carefully for amendments.

DAY 1 – timings subject to flight details

AM Transfer from the ship to the Salalah Airport

11:40am Flight from Salalah to Muscat (flight details TBA and subject to change)

2:40pm Flight from Muscat to Amman (flight details TBA and subject to change)

5:00pm Arrive at the Queen Alia International Airport

Transfer to the Intercontinental Amman Hotel

8:00pm Transfer to Fakhr El Din restaurant for dinner

Overnight at the Intercontinental Amman Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 2

6:30am Enjoy breakfast at the hotel

9:00am Tour Amman

12:00pm Drive to Jerash

1:00pm Enjoy lunch at the Lebanese House Restaurant in Jerash

2:15pm Visit the Greco-Roman city of Jerash

4:30pm Proceed to the Dead Sea

6:00pm Arrive at the Kimpinski Hotel Ishtar

Dinner on your own at your leisure

Overnight at the Kimpinski Hotel Ishtar or similar hotel

DAY 3

8:00am Meet the guide in the lobby and drive to Bethany

8:30am Arrive in Bethany and visit the baptism site

10:00am Return to the Kimpinski Hotel Ishtar

Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure

Dinner will be on your own

Overnight at the Kimpinski Hotel Ishtar or similar hotel

DAY 4

6:30am Buffet breakfast at at the Kimpinski Hotel Ishtar

9:00am Enjoy free time at your leisure

11:30am Drive to Mount Nebo

12:00pm Visit Mount Nebo

12:30pm Continue toward Madaba

12:45pm Arrive at Madaba and visit St. George Church

1:30pm Lunch at the Haret Jdoudna restaurant in Madaba

2:30pm Drive to Petra

6:30pm Check in at the Movenpick Resort Petra

Dinner on your own at your leisure

Overnight at the Movenpick Resort Petra or similar hotel

DAY 5

6:30am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

9:00am Walk to Petra’s Visitors’ Centre

1:30pm Buffet lunch at the Basin Restaurant

2:30pm Walk outside the site of Petra

Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure

Dinner will be on your own

Overnight at the Movenpick Resort Petra or similar hotel

DAY 6

6:30am Buffet breakfast at the hotel

9:00am Check-out and drive to Wadi Rum

10:30am Arrive in Wadi Rum

11:00am Drive into the desert in a 4x4 vehicle

1:00pm Lunch under a Bedouin tent

2:30pm Transfer to a bus and drive to Aqaba

4:15pm Reach Aqaba and re-join your vessel

Expected Weather

Jordan is quite warm during April as it marks the onset of the hot summer season. Temperatures average about 74°F (24°C) and can reach as high as 86°F (30°C) and as low as 63°F (17°C).

What to Bring

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sun hats, sun glasses and sunscreen as well as a swimsuit for the Dead Sea. Cameras and insect repellant are also recommended.

Currency

The Jordanian Dinar (JOD) is the currency of Jordan.

Electricity

In Jordan, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor for electric devices, as not all hotels provide them.

Luggage

Guests are permitted to check in free of charge up to a maximum of 2 suitcases with a combined weight of 30kg (66lbs). Any fees for excess is at the expense of the guest. Details are subject to change.

Cameras

Although there are no fees for standard camera use, when taking photos of local people, as a courtesy , permission should be granted by the subject first.

Documents and Visa Requirements

Guests must have and bring with them a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after travel.

Guests should also refer to their local Jordanian embassy for any visa restrictions that may pertain to their nationality.

Accommodations

InterContinental Amman

Islamic College Street, Amman, Jordan

Phone: +962 6 464 1361

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Swaimeh, Amman, Jordan

Phone: +962 5 356 8888

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Tourism St, Wadi Musa, Jordan

Phone: +962 3 215 7111

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards, and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

Program Includes for guests:

•1 overnight at the InterContinental Amman (Deluxe Room)

•2 overnights at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea (Superior Room)

•2 overnights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra (Superior Room)

•English-speaking guide throughout the program

•Transfers and excursion as per the itinerary

•Meals as mentioned as per the itinerary

•Drinks package with meals (lunches and dinner) to include 2 glasses of local wine or local beer or soft drinks, mineral water, coffee or tea

•Porterage at hotels upon checkout

•Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the above itinerary

•Short horse ride in Petra that guests may or may not choose to take. The ride is not insured and upon guests’ own responsibility

•2 hours 4x4 jeep tour in Wadi Rum

•Mineral water on board the vehicle at all times

•Departure tax - Aqaba Airport

Program Excludes for guests:

•Gratuities for drivers and guides

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Any meals or beverages not listed above

•Visa fees

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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OVERLAND - KINGDOM OF THE NORTH

$1,899.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

During the Kingdom of the North overland program, you will explore cultural treasures, visit highly unusual temples and observe rescued elephants roaming freely at a nature preserve.

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

Day 1 – April 3, 2021

After transferring from the ship to the Bangkok airport, you will fly to Chiang Rai. Upon arriving, you will drive to Baan Dam, a unique creation of national artist Thawan Duchanee. Part art studio, part museum and part home, Baan Dam is an eclectic mix of traditional northern Thai buildings interspersed with some outlandish modern designs. The honey-colored teak timbers and imposing doors are a work of art in their own right, and what lies inside is even more remarkable. A table of epic proportions that wouldn’t look out of place in “The Lord of the Rings” draws the eye. Snake skins run the length of it to create a most unusual table-runner.

You will next visit Wat Rong Seua Ten, a temple named for the tigers that once jumped over the river. It is also called the Blue Temple for its magnificent blue interior with a large white Buddha.

Following your visit, you will drive to the hotel, where the remainder of the day will be at your leisure with dinner on your own.

Day 2 – April 4, 2021

Following breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will begin driving to Chiang Mai, approximately 3 hours away.

Along the way, you stop at Wat Rong Khun, a spectacularly unconventional temple also known as The White Temple. Built with thousands of tiny mirrors, the temple sparkles in the sunlight and houses an eclectic mix of murals and paintings that combine the Buddhist faith with 21st-century iconography.

Upon reaching Chiang Mai, you will check into the hotel and have lunch on your own.

In time, you will drive to Wat Doi Suthep, a temple nestled high in the mountains overlooking Chiang Mai. The temple is reached by a staircase with 290 steps, flanked by a Naga balustrade on both sides. Relics of Lord Buddha are encased within the pagoda.

Following the tour, you will return to the hotel to freshen up before enjoying dinner at the River Market restaurant. You will then spend the evening at hotel.

Day 3 – April 5, 2021

The day will begin with a lengthy visit to the Elephant Nature Park, a home and natural sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals. You will hear personal stories of the rescued elephants that describe how they were freed from abuse for the first time in their lives. You will also observe the elephants and other animals roaming throughout the sanctuary’s natural surroundings.

Many visitors find the experience immensely rewarding, especially upon learning how their support aids elephant conservation.

Following lunch at the Elephant Nature Park, you will return to the hotel, where the remainder of the day will be at your leisure with dinner on your own.

Day 4 – April 6, 2021

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to Chiang Mai airport for the flight back to Singapore.

Upon arriving in Singapore, you will be met by a local guide who will assist you on the transfer to the pier, where you will embark the ship.

Please note:

There is extensive walking and stairs at the temples

Flight schedules are subject to change and the tour sequence may vary

This tour is not suitable for guests who are confined to a wheelchair

The temple visit requires appropriate dress: full-length pants, skirts that cover knees, shirts or blouses with sleeves. Shorts, tights, miniskirts, sleeveless or see-through shirts or blouses are not allowed

Wear comfortable lightweight clothing and walking shoes

One bottle of water and a cold towel will be provided on half-day tours with two bottles of water provided on full-day tours

Land Program Step by Step

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations, which are beyond our control. Program details, including times and flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with up-to-date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review the final itinerary carefully for amendments.

DAY 1 – program timings subject to change based on actual flight details once received

10:15am Disembark the ship

10:30am Transfer to the Bangkok airport

11:30am Check-in for the flight to Chiang Rai

1:05pm Flight to Chiang Rai (flight details TBA and subject to change)

2:35pm Arrive in Chiang Rai and visit Baan Dam and Wat Rong Sue Ten

5:00pm Drive to your hotel

Remainder of day is at your leisure with dinner on your own

Overnight at Le Meridien Chiang Rai or similar hotel

DAY 2

8:30am Drive toward Chiang Mai

8:45am Visit Wat Rong Khun Temple

9:45am Continue the drive towards Chiang Mai

12:15pm Check in at your hotel and then lunch on your own

2:00pm Drive to Wat Doi Suthep Temple

3:00pm Visit Wat Doi Suthep Temple

4:00pm Return to your hotel

6:30pm Depart for dinner

7:00pm Enjoy a Thai dinner at a local restaurant

8:30pm Return to your hotel for the evening

Overnight at the Shangri La Chiang Mai or similar hotel

DAY 3

8:10am Drive toward the Elephant Nature Park

9:30am Arrive and visit at the Elephant Nature Park

3:00pm Drive back to your hotel

4:30pm Arrive at the hotel, evening at leisure, dinner on own

Overnight at the Shangri La Chiang Mai or similar hotel

DAY 4 – program timings subject to change based on actual flight details once received

8:30am Transfer to Chiang Mai airport and check in

11:25am Flight to Singapore (flight details TBA and subject to change)

3:35pm Proceed through Singapore Immigration at the Singapore Changi Airport

4:30pm Arrive in Singapore and drive to the ship

5:30pm Approximate arrival at the ship

Expected Weather

Temperatures tend to be quite hot this time of the year. Expected temperatures will be from 71° F – 98° F (22-37° C). The hot season is from mid-March until late June. Higher relative temperatures and infrequent rain are the general characteristics of this season.

What to Bring

Dress comfortably in light, casual wear and bring a sweater. Local dress codes should be observed, so avoid uncovered shoulders, shorts or revealing clothing. Attire that bares the shoulders, upper legs or chest is considered improper and disrespectful, especially when visiting temples. Although dinner is not formal, you may want to wear dressier clothing for those occasions.

Bring a hat or a head covering for sun protection, suntan lotion, sunglasses and bug spray with mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours. It is also a good idea to bring a small packet of tissues or wet wipes. Wear flat comfortable walking shoes, not sandals, flip flops or open-toed shoes.

Currency

The local currency in Thailand is the Thai Bhat

USD are not widely accepted by shops and vendors in Thailand and where they are accepted, guests should be aware that when offering USD to any shop vendor they are likely to receive an unfavorable rate of exchange.

It is better to change money into local currency at the hotel reception or at one of the many registered currency exchange booths around the city. When changing currency at an exchange booth, a government-issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport may be required.

Carry smaller denominations of local currency to avoid ending up with a lot of local change that you will not be able to re-exchange back home, or on board the ship.

Electricity

The standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

While hotels may have some adaptors, these are often in limited supply and may carry a rental fee. Many hotels have international plug sockets; however, we strongly suggest bringing an international travel adapter.

Luggage information

Economy Class: Maximum weight allowance is 20 kilograms for adult and child / 10 kilograms for infant

Excess luggage will need to be paid for at the time of flight check-in and is at the expense of the guests.

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Documents and Visa Requirements

A valid passport with at least 6 months clear from the date of your return are required for travel into Thailand. For up-to-date information, guests can visit the following link, which provides shortcuts to individual Thai embassy and consulate websites: http://www.thaiembassy.org/main/.

Accommodations

Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

221 / 2 Moo 20 Kwaewai Road Tambon Robwieng, Amphur Muang Tambon Robwieng, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Phone: +66 53 603 333

Shangri La, Chiang Mai

89/8 Changklan Rd, Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

Phone: +66 53 253 888

We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is required, it will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

Program Includes for guests:

•1 overnight at the Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort (Run of House Rooms)

•2 overnights at the Shangri La, Chiang Mai (Run of House Rooms)

•3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner

•Transfers

•All touring and entrance fees per the program and itinerary described above

•Local English-speaking guides in Chiang Mai and Singapore

•Bottled water and cold towels on the coach during tours

Program Excludes for guests:

•Gratuities for drivers and guides

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Any meals or beverages not listed above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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OVERLAND - TAJ MAHAL:ETERNAL MASTERPIECE

$3,599.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

One of the best-known structures in the world, Agra’s fabled Taj Mahal will awe your senses and forever capture your heart. Considered to be the finest example of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal is a glistening mass of white marble and semi-precious stones set amid impeccably landscaped grounds.

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

DAY 1 – Sunday, April 18, 2021

After lunch on the ship, disembark in Cochin and depart for a sightseeing tour of Fort Cochin on your way to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at the Cochin airport, you will receive boarding passes and proceed through security. Your bags will be transported to the airport in a separate truck for an advance check-in. Dinner is served onboard.

Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Your bags will be transported to the hotel in a separate truck. Before proceeding to your room, heavy snacks with beverages will be provided.

DAY 2 – Monday, April 19, 2021

After breakfast at the hotel, checkout and drive to Agra via the new Yamuna Expressway with vistas of India’s vast rural farming countryside.

In time, you will arrive in Agra and check into your hotel. As India’s premier city in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra became a great center for learning, art, commerce and culture. Today, it is more famous as the site of the white marble Taj Mahal, perhaps the world’s greatest monument to love, certainly for a mausoleum.

A buffet lunch will be served at the hotel.

Following some time at leisure, visit the Taj Mahal as the sun sets. With its incredible lacy white grandeur it is perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. In memory of his wife, the great Mughal emperor Shah Jehan planned this most extravagant and incomparable monument built for love. Amazingly graceful from any angle, it is the close-up detail, which is astounding. At sunset, the monument appears to change its hue, tinted by the glow of the setting sun.

After your return to the hotel, enjoy a classical Kathak dance performance in the ballroom, along with wine, beer and soft drinks. A buffet dinner follows the dance performance.

This Mughal Court dance arose from the fusion of Hindu and Muslim cultures during the Mughal era, characterized by rhythmic footwork, spectacular spins, mime and gestures that are a dramatic representation of themes from Persian poetry synthesized with Hindu mythology.

DAY 3 – Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Discover the monumental Taj Mahal at dawn. Tea, coffee, juices and rolls will be served in the lobby, prior to your departure.

Following your visit, return to the hotel for breakfast and choose from the following options:

Morning options

a) Drive into the Indian countryside to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone former capital of the Mughal empire.

This World Heritage Site lived between A.D. 1571 up to 1585 and then became a ghost town, abandoned,

possibly due to complexities with the water systems.

OR

b) Visit the Agra Fort, a World Heritage Site credited to Emperor Akbar, India’s great visionary. His sons and theirs

added to this imposing structure situated by the banks of the Yamuna River. The astonishing palaces, mosques

and audience halls contained within its massive walls of red sandstone became once more a monumental mission

of the Mughal Empire embellished by the artistic fusion of Islamic and Hindu tradition.

Return to the hotel where a buffet lunch will be served.

Afternoon options

a) Visit the Agra Fort (described above)

OR

b) Visit the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah in the old city, the first Mughal structure pioneering the extensive use of

`pietra dura’, the inlay work of marble, so characteristic of the Taj Mahal. This mausoleum is small when compared to the Taj, but the more human scale has its own attraction, and the skillfully patterned surface of the

tomb is exquisite.

OR

c) Take a look at some of Agra’s famous shopping …. Kohinoor, erstwhile jewelers to the Mughal court are featured in National Geographic. Old emerald necklaces, enamel, jewelry, silver, pocket watches in gold and

silver, textiles and embroidery form part of their private collection. The Marble Inlay factories steeped in this decorative art culture are also a specialty of Agra.

OR

d) At the hotel, Agra’s leading astrologer will be available for consultation. Appointments for an analysis of your personal horoscope can be made at the Oceania Cruises hospitality desk

Dinner will be at your hotel.

DAY 4 – Wednesday, April 21, 2021

After breakfast, drive to the Delhi airport, collect boarding passes and proceed through security and then onto the plane for the flight to Mumbai. A packed lunch is provided at the airport.

Upon arrival in Mumbai, transfer to the pier to rejoin your ship. A separate van is provided for transportation of the baggage to the pier.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

DAY 1

1:00pm After lunch onboard, disembark and depart on sightseeing tour of Fort Cochin

1:45pm Arrive and tour Fort Cochin

3:00pm Depart for Cochin airport

4:30pm Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security

6:30pm Flight from Cochin to Delhi. Snack is served “aloft”. (Flight details are TBA and subject to change. Direct flights are not guaranteed.)

9:30pm Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel

10:00pm Arrive at the hotel and check-in

Heavy snacks and beverages served at the hotel

Overnight at The Oberoi Gurgaon hotel or similar hotel

DAY 2

7:00am Breakfast at the hotel

9:00am Check-out and depart Delhi for Agra via the Yamuna Expressway

1:00pm Arrive Agra and check-in to your hotel

Buffet lunch at the hotel

4:00pm Visit the Taj Mahal for a sunset experience

7:00pm Classical `Kathak’ dance performance

7:30pm Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at the ITC Mughal hotel or similar

DAY 3

5:45am Tea, coffee, juices and rolls served in the lobby

6:00am Proceed to visit the Taj Mahal at dawn

8:00am Return to the hotel

8:30am Breakfast at the hotel

Morning options:

9:30am-12:30pm a) Proceed to visit Fatehpur Sikri

9:30am-12:00pm b) Visit the Agra Fort

12:30pm Return back to the hotel

Buffet lunch at the hotel

Afternoon options:

2:00 – 4:30pm a) Visit the Agra Fort

2:00 – 4:30pm b) Visit the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah in the Old City

2:00 – 4:30pm c) Shopping shuttle to the Marble inlay factory and the local markets

2:00 – 4:30pm d) Hotel activity – Agra’s leading astrologer will be available for consultation

7:30pm Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at the ITC Mughal hotel or similar

DAY 4

7:00am Breakfast at the hotel

9:00am Checkout and drive back to Delhi

1:30pm Arrive at Delhi airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security

3:10pm Depart Delhi for flight to Mumbai (Flight details are TBA and subject to change. Direct flights are not guaranteed.) A packed lunch is provided at the airport

5:15pm Arrive in Mumbai and transfer to the pier

7:30pm Arrive at the pier and rejoin your ship

Expected Weather:

Days are sunny and comfortable with temperatures between 32 to 35°C. The evenings get cooler between 20 to 23°C and temperatures drop as the night progresses.

What to Bring:

Casual wear for the day. Also, important is sun block, hat, shades and comfortable walking shoes. As the Taj Mahal is also a mausoleum there are certain religious customs to be observed. As a token of respect, it is customary to remove your footwear before entering. Avoid tops with thin straps and short shorts for ladies – knee length shorts are okay for ladies and gents.

Currency:

Indian Rupees. US Dollars are widely accepted

Electricity:

220 – 240 volts. Hotel rooms are equipped with converters however we recommend you bring your own travel adaptors for electric devices as a backup.

Luggage:

Light luggage would be most suited for this trip. A maximum of 1 suitcase is permitted per person and one carry-on. Suitcases are not to weigh more than 15 kg (33 lbs) per airline regulations. Any luggage exceeding this amount will be subject to fees payable by the guest directly to the airline at the time of check-in.

Type of aircraft – TBA and subject to change

Airbus A320 or Boeing 737-700

All economy class seats – business class upgrades are not available on these flights

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights in India (as per Airline regulations):

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least 1 month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations will result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

It is essential to have a valid Indian Visa in advance of this trip.

Guests must bring their passport with them

Accommodation:

Delhi:

The Oberoi Gurgaon

443, Udyog Vihar, Phase V, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122 016

Phone: +91 124 245 1234

Agra :

ITC Mughal Hotel

Taj Ganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh - 282 001

Phone: +91 562 402 1700

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.

Program Includes:

•1 night at the Oberoi Gurgaon or similar hotel (Premier Room)

•2 nights at the ITC Mughal or similar hotel (Mughal Chamber Room)

•Transfers, sightseeing and road journeys using air-conditioned deluxe coaches

•Unlimited mineral water will be provided in the bus

•Economy class flights from Cochin to Delhi and from Delhi to Mumbai (Flight details are TBA and subject to change. Direct flights are not guaranteed)

•Entrance fees and camera and video charges at the Taj Mahal monument

•Kathak dance performance

•Local fortuneteller

Not Included:

•Any meals or beverages not listed in the itinerary

•Personal expenses

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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OVERLAND - HIMALAYAN KINGDOM OF NEPAL

$5,299.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

Explore the key attractions in and around Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu, many of them World Heritage Sites, including temples, royal cities and other architectural treasures.

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

Day 1 - Sunday, April 18, 2021

After clearing immigration and Customs, you will transfer to the airport and fly to Mumbai. Lunch will be served during the flight.

Upon arriving, you will be assisted for a connecting flight to Kathmandu.

Home to eight of the world’s 10 tallest peaks, the tiny kingdom of Nepal is ringed by the Himalayas. It is a land of contrasts, harboring a wealth of Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture. Nepal’s colorful capital city Kathmandu reflects 2,000 years of peaceful co-existence and exudes a unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism, which is distinctly Nepalese in character.

Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be helped with visa issuance and baggage collection.

NOTE: Please have on hand, US $25 cash per person and 1 passport sized photo for the Nepal Visa

Your tour manager will collect this from you in flight

You will then have a short transfer to the Dwarika’s Hotel. Described as a “living, breathing museum, displaying Nepal’s best craftsmanship from the 13th century,” the hotel rooms and public areas reflect medieval architectural traditions. Every brick is handmade, every piece of wood original and centuries old.

Nepal has eight World Heritage sites and has won two Heritage Awards, one for the city of Bhaktapur and the other for the Dwarika’s Hotel, where you will spend the evening. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day 2 - Monday, April 19, 2021

Early in the morning, you will transfer to the airport for a flight-seeing excursion (weather permitting), soaring over glacier-clad, cloud-shrouded peaks and other landscapes around Mount Everest. Afterwards, you will return to the hotel for breakfast.

Following breakfast, you will have some time at leisure and before noon you will drive to the Traditional Inn in Patan for lunch. After lunch you will visit Patan, one of three royal cities in the valley. Commissioned by India’s great emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century, this World Heritage Site within four stupas is known as the City of Fine Arts.

The temples around the main square are impressive as is the Patan Museum, which is housed within a picturesque palace setting. In an international campaign by UNESCO for safeguarding monuments in Kathmandu Valley, the Austrian government joined hands with Nepal to restore and preserve Patan.

Newari architectural style blossomed in the form of temples, palaces, residences and squares between the 12th and 18th centuries, representing a timelessness in Nepalese architecture and its definitive characteristics, often guided by religious and socio-cultural norms.

You will enjoy a cup of tea in a 150-year-old restored Newari home. Its ground level is for daily activities and storage, while the floors above contain living spaces and bedrooms. The top floor serves as the family shrine and cooking and dining area.

Next, you will see Patan’s Living Goddess, who typically acknowledges greetings of devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Known as kumaris, Nepal’s living goddesses live in seclusion and rarely speak in public.

After a private audience with the goddess it’s on to the Thangka Painting Studio, which renowned artist Lok Chitrakar founded. The sacred art form of Thangkas is a visual interpretation of Buddhist and Hindu philosophies that date from before the 7th century C.E.

Another feature in Patan is its Singing Bowl workshops. According to the oral traditions, singing bowls were brought to Nepal from India in the 8th century along with Buddha’s teachings. The Nepalese were expert bronze makers which allowed them to perfect these bowls which are commonly used as a tool for meditation. The beautiful rich tones the bowls produce are thought to help achieve a state of deep relaxation.

There’s time for individual exploration before departing for Durbar Marg, Kathmandu’s main avenue. Enjoy drinks and dinner at a local favorite “Sam’s One Tree Café”. Following dinner the group returns to the hotel for the evening.

Day 3 - Tuesday, April 20, 2021

After breakfast, you will drive to the World Heritage city of Bhadgaon, also known as Bhaktapur. Founded in the 9th century, Bhaktapur, also known as the City of Devotees, is revered for its medieval art and architecture. As you meander around Durbar Square, you will see the 55 Window Palace and Nyatapola temple, considered to be the finest example of Pagoda-style architecture.

Following lunch at Kathmandu’s popular Chez Caroline Café, you will return to the hotel.

Later, you will visit the great Stupa at Bodhnath, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Constructed in the 14th century, the stupa is built on an octagonal base, inset with prayer wheels. Bodhnath is also a center of the Tibetan community in Nepal, where you will visit a monastery and interact with a senior monk.

You will then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pashupatinath, one of the holiest Hindu temples and a major pilgrimage site dedicated to the god Shiva. Situated within a natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple features a pagoda style, a gilded roof and a richly carved silver door.

After watching the Aarti prayer offering ceremony at the temple, you will return to the hotel to spend the evening. Dinner is included at the hotel.

Day 4 - Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and the morning is at leisure.

Later, after a light lunch in the Courtyard, you will transfer to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will transfer to the pier and re-embark the ship.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

Day 1 - timings below are for reference only and are subject to change based on flight details once confirmed

10:30am Disembark and transfer to Cochin Airport

12:00pm Arrive at the Airport and complete check-in formalities, receive boarding passes and proceed through security

1:35pm Depart Cochin for Mumbai – lunch served on board

Flight details TBA and subject to change

3:25pm Arrive in Mumbai and proceed to the International terminal and complete check-in,

Immigration and other formalities for your flight to Kathmandu

5:25pm Depart for Kathmandu -snack served on board

Flight details TBA and subject to change

8:10pm Arrive in Kathmandu. You are met at immigration, assistance with visa issuance

(US $25 per person and 1 passport photo) customs and transfer to your nearby hotel

9:00pm Arrive at your hotel and check in

Dinner included at the hotel

Overnight at Dwarika’s Hotel or similar hotel

Day 2

5:30am Tea & coffee served in the lobby before transferring to the airport

6:00am Transfer to the domestic terminal

6:15am Arrive, receive boarding passes and proceed to security before boarding the aircraft

6:45am Depart on an hour’s flightseeing (weather permitting) to the Everest

Region, featuring Mt. Everest and other legendry Himalayan peaks

7:45am Return to Kathmandu Airport and transfer back to your hotel

8:15am Breakfast in the Toran Restaurant

11:30am Transfer to Patan

12:15pm Lunch at the Traditional Inn or similar

1:30pm Visit Patan; it’s Museum, the Main Square and ancient temples, a private Home, the Living Goddess, Thangka Painting School & Singing Bowl Workshop

3:30pm Free time for individual exploration of this World Heritage City

4:00pm Gather and transfer to Thamel

4:30pm Arrive and walk around with your guide

5:30pm Depart for Kathmandu’s Main Avenue

5:45pm Drinks and dinner at Sam’s One Tree Café or similar

7:30pm Return to your hotel

Overnight at Dwarika’s Hotel or similar hotel

Day 3

From 7am Breakfast in the Dwarikas Courtyard

9:30am Proceed to visit Bhadgaon City (Bhaktapur) and later walk around its

Durbar Square to see the Palace of 55 windows and Nyatapola temple

12:00pm Lunch at the Chez Caroline restaurant or similar

1:30pm Return to the hotel

3:30pm Depart for Bodhnath Stupa

3:45pm Arrive and visit Bodhnath Stupa

5:00pm Visit the nearby Tibetan Monastery, followed by time for individual

exploration

5:45pm Depart Bodhnath for Pashupatinath temple

6:15pm Visit Pashupatinath and witness the Aarti Ceremony (Evening Prayer

Ritual)

7:00pm Return to the hotel for dinner

Overnight at Dwarika’s Hotel or similar hotel

Day 4 - timings below are for reference only and are subject to change based on flight details once confirmed

7:00am Breakfast in the Toran restaurant

12:00pm Light lunch in the Dwarikas Courtyard

12:00pm Check-in bags picked up from rooms and transferred to the airport for a pre-check-in.

1:15pm Checkout, settle extras and transfer to the International Airport for the flight to Mumbai

1:30pm Arrive at the Airport, receive boarding passes, before proceeding to

immigration & security

3:50pm Flight departs for Mumbai – Snack served on board

Flight details TBA and subject to change

6:25pm Arrive Mumbai and pass through immigration and customs and transfer to the pier

9:00pm Arrive at the pier and re-board your ship

Expected Weather:

Days are expected to be warm and sunny and evenings pleasant. The average daytime temperatures are around 25°C or 77°F whereas the minimum temperatures are about 10°C or 50°F. However, the early mornings and evenings can sometimes get a bit chilly so it’s best to carry a light sweater or jacket.

What to Bring:

Casual clothing through the trip along with comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunblock, swimwear and insect repellent. Early mornings and late evenings can sometimes get a bit chilly so it’s advisable to carry a light sweater or jacket for this possibility.

Currency:

Nepali Rupee. The hotel has an exchange facility.

Electricity:

Nepal has a 230-volt, 50-hertz cycle power supply and 2-pin cylindrical sockets and plugs.

However, the rooms are fitted with necessary adaptors

Aircraft type (all subject to change):

Jet Airways, Boeing 737-800

Or Royal Nepal Airways – Airbus 320 or Boeing 757

Flightseeing tour – ATR, Yeti Airlines, 35-seat plane

Flights are all economy class – upgrades not possible.

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights in India (as per Airline regulations):

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least 1 month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations will result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Luggage information:

On internal flights, check-in bags are not to weigh more than 15kg (33 lbs) and the carry-ons are max of 7 kgs (15 lbs). Any overweight or excess luggage fees will be payable by guests at time of check in.

Documents and Visa Requirements:

It is essential to have a multiple entry valid Indian Visa for the trip obtained in advance.

*Nepal visa will be issued on arrival – all guests will be required to have US $25 cash per person and 1 passport photo for this Visa

Accommodation:

Dwarikas’ Hotel

Battisputali Kathmandu, Nepal, P.O. Box: 459,

Phone: (977-1) 4479488

*We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If a similar hotel is required it will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure then you will be staying at the hotel listed in this program.

Program includes:

•Accommodation for 3 nights at the Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu in a Heritage room with all meals – house wines, beer, mineral water and sodas during meals

•Transfers, sightseeing and road journeys in Nepal

•Mineral water and sodas in the vehicles

•Economy-class flights - Cochin to Mumbai to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Mumbai

•Entrance fees and camera charges at monuments

•Mountain flightseeing

Program excludes:

•Valid tourist visa for India

•Nepal Visa - $25 USD per person + passport photo

•Gratuities to drivers and guides

•Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Meals or beverages not indicated in the itinerary

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

OVERLAND - MAGNIFICENT MACAU

$3,249.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off–the-beaten-path gems. On an Overland Program, you will disembark the ship for one night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

On this overland program, you will take an exhilarating helicopter ride to Macau, where you will visit magnificent landmarks along a UNESCO Heritage Trail and enjoy a fine dining experience at the Four Seasons Hotel Macau.

Day 1

After disembarking the ship in Hong Kong, you will transfer to the nearby ferry terminal for a helicopter ride to Macau. While the flight is only 15 minutes long, it will be spectacularly scenic.

Upon arriving in Macau, which is a Special Administrative Region with China that is still relatively autonomous, you will continue to the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Macau. It is ideally located on Cotai Strait, Macau’s entertainment hub.

Following check in, you will enjoy a welcome drink and Portuguese tapas. While synonymous with the Iberian Peninsula, particularly Spain, these small-plate dishes attest to the fact that Macau was once a Portuguese colony and those traditions still influence the lifestyle today.

Before long, you will take a seat in Zi Yat Heen, the Michelin-starred restaurant within the hotel, and enjoy a special dinner of Cantonese classics.

You can spend the remainder of the evening as you please, whether it be relaxing in your room or trying your luck in the casinos that line Cotai Strait.

Day 2

Following breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will begin a sightseeing tour of some of Macau’s most acclaimed attractions. You will visit a temple built in the 15th century to commemorate a sea goddess and then stroll down a UNESCO Heritage Trail, passing landmarks such as the ruins of the Portuguese church St. Paul’s and St. Dominic’s, a late 16th-century Baroque-style church.

You will also have time to browse through the Mandarin’s House It was the former home of Zheng Guanying, a reformist and literary figure who wrote his masterpiece, “Shengshi Weiyan,” meaning “Words of Warning in Times of Prosperity,” in this house. The architecture is predominantly Chinese with subtle Western influences in the decorative motifs, marking a period in Macao when Chinese architecture started to display a fusion of styles from different cultures.

A Macanese lunch follows at a local restaurant, after which you will transfer to the ferry terminal for a Premier Jet high-speed ferry ride back to Hong Kong. Upon arriving in Hong Kong, you will clear immigration and transfer to the pier to embark the ship.

Land Program Step by Step

The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations, which are beyond our control. Program details, including times and flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed. Final itineraries with up-to-date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review the final itinerary carefully for amendments.

DAY 1 – March 24, 2021

4:00pm Depart pier for transfer to the ferry terminal

4:45pm Check-in at Sky Shuttle Lounge prior to helicopter flight to Macau

5:30pm Fly 15 minutes to Macau

5:45pm Land in Macau at the ferry terminal

6:00pm Meet for transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel Macau

6:20pm Arrive at the hotel and for check-in

7:00pm Enjoy a pre-dinner drink with Portuguese tapas

7:45pm Dine in a private room in the hotel restaurant Zi Yat Heen

Spend the rest of the evening at your leisure

Overnight at the Four Seasons Hotel Macau

DAY 2 – March 25, 2021

7:00am Breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out

9:00am Depart hotel to visit A-Ma Temple, Mandarin’s House and other sites

12:00pm Macanese lunch at a restaurant

1:30-pm Transfer to the ferry terminal

2:30pm Ride Premier Jet high-speed ferry to Hong Kong

3:30pm Go through Immigration, then transfer to pier

4:45pm Arrive at the pier for embarkation

Expected Weather

21-28? Celsius in March

What to Bring

Lightweight, weather-appropriate clothing.

Local Currency

The Pataca (MOP) is Macao's official currency. The Pataca is linked to the Hong Kong dollar (HKD)

Electricity

220V. Adaptors are available; however, we advise bringing your own.

Luggage information (as of Nov 12, 2018 - subject to change by related airlines)

CHECK-IN LUGGAGE

Sky Shuttle (helicopter) Premier Jet (speed ferry)

Hand carry – 1 piece with size limit of 16 x 14 x 16 inches Same size as helicopter

Check-in – 7 kg 1 piece of max 20kg

Documents and Visa Requirements

In general, Macau is visa free for most of the countries worldwide. Please browse on the following web site for updated details http://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/eng/EDoN.html#EDoN_VII

Be sure to have a valid passport and visa, if necessary, prior to travel.

Aircraft type (subject to change)

Helicopter – AW139 or similar

Hotel address

Four Seasons Macau

Estrada da Baia de N. Senohora da Esperanca

S/N, Taipa, Macau

Tel: (853) 2881 8888

Website: www.fourseasons.com/macau

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.

Program Includes for guests:

•1 overnight at the Four Seasons Macau or similar (Executive Suite)

•Breakfast at the hotel on Day 2

•Pre-dinner drink and tapas in the hotel (choice of house red or white wine and soft drinks)

•Chef Signature dinner at hotel restaurant with drink (same choice as above)

•Lunch at a local restaurant with two drinks per person (local beer, soft drinks or local mineral water wherever applicable)

•English-speaking local guide

•All sites mentioned on the program with entrance fee, if any unless specified

•Helicopter and ferry transfers – subject to weather conditions

Program Excludes for guests:

•Gratuities for drivers and guides

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Any meals or beverages not listed above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel and natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid-cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

OVERLAND - LUXOR AND THE PYRAMIDS

$1,199.00/person

NOTE: This program involves extensive walking over uneven ground and is thus not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or for those who require a wheelchair.

NOTE: This program has been set up based on current flight schedules and the timings are subject to change closer to the date of operation.

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

Indulge your senses with some of ancient history’s most renowned relics during this scenic and memorable tour of Egypt. The adventure begins with a journey to the world’s greatest open-air museum, Luxor City where you will be exploring the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs. On the following day, fly to Cairo where your adventure, continue with visits to the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

Day 1

Upon disembarking the ship in Safaga, you will be met by your guide and depart for the 3.5-hour drive to Luxor. Restrooms are available on the coach therefore no stops are planned along the way. Coaches are escorted along the way.

Upon arrival in Luxor the group will enjoy lunch before crossing the fabulous Nile River by motor boat and proceed to the West Bank area for a visit to the Valley of the Kings. It is here you will find the remarkable tombs of Egypt's ancient kings.

Note: there is a step or two down into the boat, the boat is fully covered but open on the sides.

Ample time is allotted here for you to fully explore this wonderful site. The ticket you receive will include entry to three tombs. The ground is uneven and there are many steps to enter each of the various tombs.

NOTE: there are a series of steps (up to approximately 20 steps per chamber) to go down into the various tombs and the ground surrounding the tombs is uneven and dusty. It is also extremely hot here.

Next, it's on to Hatshepsut Temple where there will be a short photo stop. This awesome mortuary temple that was buried under sand for centuries was built by Hatshepsut, the only woman to rule as a Pharaoh. Built into the mountainside, it stands as an incredible monument to the powers held by the pharaohs.

A second photo stop follows at the Colossi of Memnon - two massive statues that originally flanked the entrance to Amenhotep III's mortuary temple. Although the temple itself was destroyed in an earthquake and most of its remnants have long since disappeared, these magnificent statues still stand guard today, albeit over an open field.

Finally, a visit will be made to the Luxor Temple. This renowned ancient structure was originally built during the reign of Amenophis the III and then expanded by Ramses II, who added a statue of himself and two obelisks. Today, only one of them remains at the Luxor Temple; the other one was given by Mohamed Ali to Louis Philippe in 1831, and is displayed at the Concorde in Paris to this day. After Alexander the Great rebuilt the sanctuary in the 4th century B.C., the Romans subsequently rebuilt portions of it and the Muslims built a mosque in the temple.

Note: Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Luxor Temple. The ground is uneven here.

Following your visit to the Luxor Temple, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

In the evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 2

After an early wake up call, breakfast boxes will be distributed by the hotel before proceeding to the Luxor Airport for a 60-minute flight to Cairo. (Direct flights not guaranteed.)

Upon arrival in Cairo, considered to be the largest city in Africa and the Middle East, the group will enjoy a buffet breakfast at a deluxe hotel before starting the day’s touring.

Your first visit of the day will be the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Opened in 1902, the museum has over 107 halls displaying the world's largest and richest collection of Egyptian antiquities, including statues, mummies, the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun. Included is a visit to the Royal mummies room. NOTE: there are steps in the museum and it can get quite hot inside.

After your museum visit, lunch will be offered in a deluxe restaurant before visiting the only remaining wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

The Giza Plateau consists of three major pyramids or tombs, built by the Pharaohs Cheops, his son Chephren and Chephern's son Mykerinus, where their mummified bodies would rest for eternity.

Situated in front of the pyramids of Chephren, is the guardian of this ancient mortuary complex: the legendary Great Sphinx. This monumental statue, with the body of a lion and head of a human, was carved from a single piece of Giza plateau bedrock and is considered a national symbol of both ancient and modern Egypt.

At each site you will have ample time to walk around and take photos although no inside visits are permitted. Please be aware that there will be vendors selling merchandise and camel rides which you should do only at your own risk.

Following the Pyramids visit, drive back to the Cairo Airport for the flight to Hurghada which is located approximately 60 km away from the port of Safaga. (Direct flights not guaranteed.) Once you have arrived you will be met and transferred to Safaga where you will re-board the ship.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change. Direct flights are never guaranteed.

Timings may vary slightly depending on your ship's arrival and departure time from Safaga.

Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

Day 1 - subject to change based on ship's actual arrival time

9:00am Disembark the ship in Safaga

9:15am Proceed to the port terminal for security screening

9:30am Depart for the drive to Luxor. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled.

1:00pm Lunch at a deluxe hotel

2:00pm Proceed to visit the West Bank by motor boat

2:45pm Visit the Valley of the Kings

4:15pm Proceed to Hatshepsut Temple

4:30pm Photo stop at Hatshepsut Temple

4:40pm Proceed to the Colossi of Memnon

4:45pm Photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon

4:50pm Drive back to the East Bank

5:30pm Visit Luxor Temple

6:30pm Proceed to your hotel and check-in

7-10pm Dinner served at the hotel

Overnight at the Hilton Luxor or similar hotel

Day 2 - subject to change based on ship's actual departure time

4:00am Wake up call - breakfast box provided by the hotel

4:45am Proceed to the Luxor Airport

5:15am Arrive at the Luxor Airport

6:20am Fly to Cairo (Flight details TBA and subject to change)

7:30am Arrive at the Cairo International Airport

8:15am Proceed to a deluxe restaurant for buffet breakfast

9:15am Drive to the Egyptian Museum

10:00am Visit the Egyptian Museum including the Mummies Room

11:45am Proceed to the Pyramids area

12:30pm Lunch at a deluxe restaurant

1:15pm Drive to the Pyramids of Giza

1:30pm Visit the area surrounding the Pyramids and the Sphinx for photos

Note: inside visits are not included

3:15pm Drive to the Cairo Airport

4:30pm Arrive at the Cairo Airport

5:45pm Fly to Hurghada (flight details TBA and subject to change)

6:50pm Arrive in Hurghada

7:30pm Drive to Safaga port

8:30pm Arrive at Safaga port and re-embark the ship

Expected weather:

Temperatures in Luxor average about 34°C and about 30°C in Cairo

What to bring:

Comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen

Currency:

Egyptian Pound but USD are widely accepted

Electricity:

220- 240 V. Adaptors are not available therefore we suggest you bring your own travel adaptor should you require it.

Luggage:

Flights accommodate one piece checked (23 KG) and one carry on (8 kg) per person. Should you exceed this allowance you will be required to pay at the check in counter for any excess.

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Accommodation:

Hilton Luxor Resort

El-Karnak El-Gadid, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

+20 100 600 1270

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.

Documentation:

Passports must be brought with you on the program

Visas are not required for US, EU and Canadian Citizens

Please check your local Egyptian Embassy for further information

Program Includes:

•1 night at the Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa or similar (Nile View Room)

•One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner

•Bottled water, tea, coffee, one soda or one bottle of beer/one glass of local wine with meals

•Entrance fees, guides and touring as per the itinerary

•Domestic economy class flights per the itinerary (direct flights no guaranteed)

Not Included:

•Any meals and drinks not listed above

•Gratuities

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

OVERLAND-LUXOR & THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

$799.00/person

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

Explore the beauty and mystery of Egypt’s ancient temples and tombs during this memorable journey to Luxor. Along the way, you will visit the Karnak, Luxor and Hatshepsut Temples, Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings.

Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.

Day 1

Upon disembarking the ship in Safaga, you will be met and depart for the 3.5-hour drive to Luxor. Upon arrival a stop will be made for lunch after which you will visit the Karnak Temple. Located about two miles north of the Luxor Temple, but connected to it by an impressive avenue of sphinxes, the Karnak Temple was the most important sanctuary of ancient Egypt, and the heart of the cult of the god Amon. Each pharaoh added his own contribution to the temple over the ensuing 2,000 years.

The Ptolemies erected the massive first pylon you will see. Past the second pylon, which is guarded by a pair of huge statues of Ramses II, you will find the great hypo-style hall, the largest hall of any temple in the world. It spans 50,000 square feet and contains 134 enormous columns. You may notice that some of the columns still have traces of the brilliant paint that originally covered them.

The third pylon leads to the center court, and past the fourth pylon is the 97-foot-high obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, carved from a solid piece of pink granite. As you pass through successive pylons and courts, you will journey back in time until you reach the oldest part of the temple, built by the pharaohs of the middle kingdom around 2000 B.C.

At the south end of the temple, you will find the sacred lake where ceremonial boats took part in the worship of Amon. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Karnak Temple free of charge.

Next, you will tour the renowned Luxor Temple, which was originally built during the reign of Amenophis the III and then expanded by Ramses II, who added a statue of himself and two obelisks. Today, only one of the statues remains at the Luxor Temple; Mohamed Ali gave the other one to Louis Philippe in 1831 and it is displayed at the Concorde in Paris.

After Alexander the Great rebuilt the sanctuary in the 4th century B.C., the Romans subsequently rebuilt portions of it, and then the Muslims built a mosque in the temple. Cameras and video cameras are permitted inside the Luxor Temple.

Following your visit to the Luxor Temple, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in.

In the evening, you will depart for a spectacular sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. It’s an amazing performance that traces the history of Thebes, including the lives of the pharaohs who built the necropolis. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel for dinner and to spend the evening.

Please note: Dinner will be served from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Guests attending the Sound and Light Show will dine following the show.

Day 2

Following a buffet breakfast, you will cross over the Nile to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, hidden in the foothills of the Gourma Mountains. More than 60 tombs of pharaohs and noblemen have been excavated in this valley. The kings’ formal names and titles are inscribed in their tombs, along with their images and statues. Between the 18th and 20th dynasties, the kings abandoned the Memphis area and built their tombs in Thebes. During your time here, you will receive a ticket valid for entry to up to three tombs of your choice. Cameras may now be used inside the tombs for a fee and can be paid directly to the guide.

NOTE: there are a series of steps (up to approximately 20 steps per chamber) to go down into the various tombs and the ground surrounding the tombs is uneven and dusty. It is also extremely hot here.

Continuing, enjoy a photo stop at the Hatshepsut Temple, whose unique design features a series of grand terraces extending up a cliff with rows of square granite columns blending in with the mountainside. From here you will proceed for a visit to Medinet Habu. Built by Ramses III, this temple is among the most interesting of the funerary chapels on the West Bank. The reliefs on both sides of the doorway depict battle scenes of Ramses III.

After your visit to Medinet Habu, a photo stop will be made at the Colossi of Memnon. This structure was originally built as a mortuary temple in Thebes and guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. All that remains today are the 75-foot-high, 1,000-ton statues of Amenhotep III. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive nonetheless. Cameras and video cameras are permitted free of charge.

Enjoy a buffet lunch back at your hotel before you depart for the 3.5-hour drive back to Safaga to re-embark the ship.

Land Program Step by Step:

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details and the timings indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

Timings may vary slightly depending on your ship's arrival and departure time from Safaga.

Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.

Day 1 - Timings may change based on ship's actual arrival time

8:00am The ship arrives alongside in Safaga, Egypt

8:30am Disembark

9:00am Depart for the drive to Luxor. The drive is approximately 3. 5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled.

12:30pm Buffet lunch at a deluxe hotel. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee

1:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple

1:45pm Visit Karnak Temple

3:30pm Proceed to Luxor Temple

3:45pm Visit Luxor Temple

4:45pm Proceed to your hotel for check in

5:00pm Check in.

5:00-6:15pm Optional shopping with your guide

6:30pm Proceed to Karnak Temple

7:00pm Sound and light show

8:00pm Drive back to the hotel

8:15pm Buffet dinner is served. Beverages include bottled water, tea and coffee, one glass of local wine or one bottle of local beer

Buffet dinner will be served from 7:30pm to 10:00pm for those who opt out of the show

Overnight at the Sonesta St. George Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Timings may change based on ship's actual departure time

7:00am Buffet breakfast at the hotel and check-out

8:00am Cross the Nile to the west bank

8:45am Visit the Valley of the Kings.

The ticket you receive will include entry to three tombs of your choice.

10:15am Proceed to Hatshepsut temple

10:30am Photo stop at Hatshepsut temple

10:40am Proceed to Habu Temple

10:45am Visit Habu Temple

11:30am Proceed to Colossi of Memnon

11:35am Photo stop at Colossi of Memnon

11:40am Back to your hotel

12:15pm Lunch and check out

1:30pm Drive back to Safaga. The drive is approximately 3.5 hours. Restrooms are available on the bus. No comfort stop is scheduled.

5:00pm Arrive back in Safaga and rejoin the ship

Expected weather:

Temperatures in Luxor average about 34°C

What to bring:

Comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen

Currency:

Egyptian Pound but USD are widely accepted

Electricity:

220- 240 V. Adaptors are not available therefore we suggest you bring your own travel adaptor should you require it.

Luggage:

A carry-on size piece of luggage is suggested for this one night stay

Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)

1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

3. These documents need to be sent to the Land Program Team via Reservations at OCI at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Oceania Cruises nor our local ground operator be responsible for.

Accommodation:

Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor

Gazirat Al Awameyah, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Phone: +20 95 2382575

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards. If you are not notified of any changes before your sailing, then you will be staying at the hotel listed in the program.

Documentation:

Passports must be brought with you on the program

Visas are not required for US, EU and Canadian Citizens

Please check your local Egyptian Embassy for further information

Included:

•1 night at the Sonesta Luxor or similar (Nile View Room)

•One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner

•Bottled water, tea, coffee, one soda or one bottle of beer/one glass of local wine with meals

•Entrance fees, guide

Not Included:

•Gratuities for drivers and guides

•Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service

•Any meals or beverages not listed above

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.

Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.

Show More

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.